Summary of Case: Stephen Tarleton Dougherty was ordained for the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity in 2003. He resided at the S.O.L.T. headquarters in Robstown TX and worked in parishes in Mathis and Corpus Christi in the Diocese of Corpus Christi. Dougherty was removed from active ministry in December 2011 after the diocese received an allegation that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. In June 2016 he was arrested and indicted by a Grand Jury for felony sexual assault of a child. He pled not guilty. His accuser filed a civil lawsuit in July 2016 claiming Dougherty sexually abused her from 2005-2011, beginning when she was 7 years-old.
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