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  Complaint for Damages

Montana First Judicial District Court, Lewis and Clark County
October 8, 2011

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/complaints/2011_10_05_John_Does_1_16_v_Ursulines_and_Helena.pdf

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John Does 116 and Jane Does 129 et al. v. Ursuline Sisters of the Western Province and the Diocese of Helena

Filed October 3, 2011

4.3 Plaintiff John Doe 1 was a boarding student at the Ursuline Academy/St. Ignatius Mission School between 1959 through 1961. Plaintiff John Doe 1 frequently and regularly suffered acts of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by Mother Superior Loyola and Sister John and others under the supervision and control of the Defendant, Ursuline Sisters. At all relevant times herein Plaintiff John Doe 1 was physically, sexually and emotionally abused on the Ursuline Academy/St. Ignatius Mission School property and at the St. Ignatius Mission Parish. On a regular basis, Mother Superior Loyola would take Plaintiff John Doe 1 in to her bedroom and expose herself to him. Mother Superior Loyola would force Plaintiff John Doe 1 to perform oral sex on her among other sexual acts. Plaintiff John Doe 1 served as an altar boy at St. Ignatius and would assist several priests with mass, including Father [Joseph] Balfe. On several occasions between 1959 and 1960 either before or after celebrating mass, Father Balfe subjected Plaintiff John Doe 1 to sexual abuse including but not limited to Father Balfe's fondling of Plaintiffs genitalia and digital penetration of Plaintiff's anus.

4.4 Plaintiff John Doe 2 was a boarding student at the Urusline Academy/St. Ignatius Mission School between 1942 through 1946. Plaintiff John Doe 2 suffered acts of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse by Mother Superior Loyola and Brother Rene Gallant, aka, Brother Charlie in the locker room in the basement of the Mission School and on property owned by the Ursuline Academy and/or the Diocese of Helena. After each incident of sexual abuse, Plaintiff John Doe 2 ran away from the Mission School. Between 1942 and 1946, Plaintiff John Doe 2 was sodomized by Brother Charlie on at least four occasions. In approximately 1946, Plaintiff John Doe 2 ran away from the St. Ignatius Mission School for the sixth time. His grandfather told Mr. Bronson, the truant officer for the Ursulines and St. Ignatius "[John Doe 2] is not going back. They must be doing something to him, which is why he keeps running away."

 
 

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