Suit Charges Priest with Sexual Abuse at Midlothian Church
July 12, 2013
A man has filed a lawsuit against a priest, a Midlothian church and the Archdiocese of Chicago accusing the priest of sexually abusing him more than 40 years ago.
David Kott filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court Thursday, alleging that the Rev. Daniel Collins sexually abused him at St. Christopher Catholic Church between 1971 and 1973, when Kott was 8 to 10 years old.
According to the suit, the alleged abuse included “extensive inappropriate touching, rubbing, groping and fondling of [Kott’s] genital area, oral sex, anal sex and other sexual acts.”
The nine-count suit charges Collins with assault and battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit also charges St. Christopher Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Chicago with negligent hiring, negligent retention/supervision, negligent entrustment and breach of fiduciary duty.