Washington Times [Washington, D.C.]
January 19, 2023
By Mark A. Kellner
2021 Colorado law created ‘lookback window’ for victims to seek damages
A Colorado man who said he was raped and sexually assaulted more than 100 times by a Roman Catholic priest in Colorado between 1998 and 2003 sued the priest, the Archdiocese of Denver and a local parish.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Denver County District Court, did not list requested damages, but it did ask for a jury trial.
Mr. Verti was able to file the lawsuit, his attorneys said, because of a 2021 Colorado law creating a “lookback window” during which victims can sue over past abuse despite expired statutes of limitations. He agreed to be named in court documents “in the hopes of encouraging other victims to come forward,” his lawyers said.