Former Altar Boy in Sudbury Suing Priest, Church

By Harold Carmichael
Sudbury Star
April 2, 2016

A now retired Roman Catholic priest preyed on him when he served as his altar boy, a Sudbury man alleges in a $3-million lawsuit that goes to trial on Monday.

The plaintiff, known only as "P.J.J.," is seeking damages for pain and suffering, emotional and/or mental distress and aggravation from Rev. John Edward Sullivan and the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie,

The plaintiff alleges the sex abuse occurred when he served as an altar boy under Sullivan's guidance.

None of the allegations contained in the lawsuit have been proven in a court of law.

Sullivan, who at one time served at the long-closed Falconbridge Canadian Forces Base in the Hanmer area, is a convicted sex offender.








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