Priest: A Priest Molested Me

Associated Press, carried in New York Post
November 6, 2006

November 6, 2006 -- Albany - A priest who says he was sexually abused as a boy by a priest has filed a $2 million lawsuit against a program set up by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese in 2004 to investigate such claims.

The Rev. Mark Jaufmann filed last week in U.S. District Court against the Independent Mediation Assistance Program. The suit says IMAP made Jaufmann feel as if what happened to him had been his fault.

Jaufmann, 49, who's with the Ecumenical Catholic Communion in California, says the Rev. Jeremiah Nunan abused him at St. Mary's Church in Hudson.

Nunan, who took a leave of absence in February amid the allegations, most recently served at Sacred Heart Parish in Cairo and Our Lady of Knock Mission in East Durham in Greene County.


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