Court Turns down Sex Abuse Case
Priest Claims Innocence

ABC 12 [Lansing MI]
February 3, 2006

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- (02/03/06)-- The state appeals court has rejected a man's lawsuit over claims that his son was abused by a priest in the 1970s.

The suit was filed against the Archdiocese of Detroit. It was an attempt to get around Michigan's statutes of limitation on sexual abuse.

The son told church officials in Detroit in 2002 that the Reverend Alfred Miller abused him while he was a student at Cabrini High School. The archdiocese said the claim was credible and removed Miller from the ministry.

Miller says he's innocent.


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