Complaint Revised in Subiaco Lawsuit

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock)
April 27, 2005

FORT SMITH - A Texas man has added fraud and concealment allegations to his federal sexual abuse lawsuit against Subiaco Academy and one of its priests.

An attorney for Joffre Miller filed an amended complaint Monday in U.S. District Court, adding an allegation that the academy misled Miller about sexual propensities of the Rev.

Nicholas Fuhrmann.

Miller claims Fuhrmann sexually abused him while he was a student at the academy in the 1970s. He claims that he didn't realize until three years ago that psychological problems he suffered later in life were caused by the abuse.

The amended complaint also claims that Subiaco Academy tried to conceal Fuhrmann's sexual acts by moving him away from the Logan County academy and monastery for periods of time.

Miller wants a judge to award him compensatory and punitive damages.

Subiaco Academy off icials have denied the allegations against the academy and Fuhrmann. Their lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, contending that it was filed after the statute of limitations for Miller's claims had expired.


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