Lawsuit Alleges Sex Abuse at Chaminade

St. Louis Post-Dispatch [Missouri]
August 27, 2005

An Indiana man filed suit in St. Louis against the Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur and a former teacher Friday, alleging that he had been sexually abused by a teacher when he was a student there in 1996.

The suit says that Father Daniel A. Triulzi fondled the student on "many occasions" at Chaminade. The suit names Triulzi and the Marianist Province of St. Louis.

The Rev. Ralph Siefert, Chaminade's president, said he was not aware of any allegations or complaints against Triulzi.

"I have never heard anything that would even make me suspicious," he said.

Marianist spokeswoman Diane Guerra said that she had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment.

Triulzi is now associate pastor of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Denton, Texas. Reached by telephone, Pastor John Klobuka said, "This is all new to me. If it's true, they need to notify me so I can do something about it."

Triulzi could not be reached for comment.


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