Fr. John L. Gavin
Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Louis MO
Accused in a 9/94 lawsuit of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 1963-64. The archdiocese moved to have the suit dismissed in 1995 and court agreed. Case appealed and in 12/95 higher court sent certain issues back to lower court to be retried.
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