Dallas Jesuit Graduate Files Lawsuit Claiming Former School President Sexually Assaulted Him

NBC 5 News

August 27, 2019

Three months after members of the Dallas Jesuit community were named on a list of clergy “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of a minor, a lawsuit has been filed by a former student at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

A graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas says the school’s former president, who was on a list of credibly accused priests, sexually assaulted him, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

The lawsuit says Patrick J. Koch, who died in 2006, was the lone abuser, but that he couldn’t have acted alone.

Koch’s name was included on a list released by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas in late January of “priests with credible allegations of sexual of abuse of minors since 1950.”

Koch served as principal of Jesuit Dallas from 1972-79, president from 1979-80 and director of alumni from 1980-86, according to the school’s website.

The lawsuit says the school “created and fostered a community where abuse would occur and the School (sic) did nothing to prevent the problem despite its obviousness.”

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