St. Louis Archdiocese Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit
November 10, 2016
A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the St. Louis Archdiocese is settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
David Clohessy with the survivors group SNAP, says the suit was filed by the parents of a Florissant man who committed suicide years after he was allegedly abused by a Catholic priest.
“I think the very last thing in the world Archbishop Carlson wants or needs at this point, is to have a grieving couple in open court, explain how much was known about Father Kuchar and how little was done to protect kids from him,” Clohessey says.
Father Bryan Kuchar was found guilty in 2003 of sexually assaulting another boy in 1995 at Assumption Catholic Church in south St. Louis County.
In 2006, Kuchar was released from jail, sent to a church center for pedophile priests and formally removed from the priesthood.