Lawsuit dismissed against late priest, former Notre Dame principal


January 15, 2018

By Claire Kowalick

A lawsuit was dismissed by District Judge David Evans in Tarrant County related to charges of sexual abuse by a now-deceased priest and a former principal of Notre Dame Middle/High School.

In March 2015, Jason Lloyd Montgomery filed the suit against the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and Bishop Michael F. Olson, claiming he was sexually abused by the late Rev. John Sutton when he was a Notre Dame student in 1990-1992.

He later amended the suit adding a claim that the school’s principal at the time, Ron Staley, also sexually abused him.

The Fort Worth Diocese released a statement Wednesday saying they investigated the allegations and found no evidence to support the claims made in the lawsuit.

No other allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against Sutton or Staley

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