St. Louis Priest Faces Another Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

By Bob Priddy
Missourinet [St. Louis MO]
July 7, 2006

The most sued priest in St. Louis has been sued again. Michael McGrath is facing his 21st lawsuit. This one is from a man who claims he was sexually abused as a boy by McGrath. The man's name is not in the lawsuit. He says he was fondled at least once in the mid to late 1970s when he was ten or eleven years old. He says he did not remember the incident until a few months ago. McGrath was removed from the ministry last year. The St. Louis Archdiocese says it already has settled 15 lawsuits and one complaint against McGrath at a cost of almost $795,000.


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