Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed against Archdiocese of Miami
By Karen Yi
May 3, 2012
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Archdiocese of Miami claims a well-known priest sexually abused a boy at least 150 times at a Pompano Beach church.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, seeks more than $5 million in compensation fees for John Dorman, the alleged victim. Jeff Herman, the attorney in the case, said the alleged victim wanted to be identified to the public.
The lawsuit names Father Ricardo Castellanos, a retired priest, and claims he abused Dorman when he was a 10-year-old boy working at San Isidro Church.
ďFor the majority of my life Iíve dealt with it in secret and Iíve had that burden on me. Today is the day Iím taking that burden off of me and Iím putting it back on Ricardo Castellanos and the Archdiocese and the people that are responsible for it,Ē Dorman, 27, said by phone during a news conference Wednesday.