Judge dismisses Catholic Church sex lawsuit

Laramie Boomerang

By The Associated Press • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that a Colorado woman had filed against a Roman Catholic church in Casper.

U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson on Monday dismissed the lawsuit against St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the Diocese of Cheyenne and individual church officials.

In the lawsuit the woman filed last year, she alleged a deacon had imposed a sexual relationship on her after she went to him for bereavement counseling. The lawsuit claimed the consensual sexual relationship started in 2007 and continued until 2008.

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