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Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)
December 19, 2002

Seventh suit filed against church

A lawsuit has been filed against an Owego church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and the Holy See by a former altar boy at the church, the plaintiff's attorney said Wednesday.

That brings the total number of lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court and State Supreme Court against the diocese and the Holy See to seven. One of the seven suits names St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport near Rochester, where Rev. Albert Cason was assigned before being sent to St. Patrick's Church in Owego in the 1970s. Six of the lawsuits name St. Patrick's Church.

Seven former alter boys allege that Cason sexually abused them while he served at the church, said their attorney, Ronald R. Benjamin. The diocese removed Cason in 1985 for sexual misconduct, but only made its action public this spring. Cason is named in only one of the lawsuits.

The lawsuits allege that church officials aided Cason's criminal misconduct and were negligent in their supervision of the priest.

 
 

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