Miami Man, 23, Says He Was Abused by Priest

By Mike Clary
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 26, 2007,0,3583069.story

Miami - A 23-year-old Miami man alleged Friday that he was sexually abused as a teenager by the pastor of St. Timothy's Catholic Church.

In a complaint filed in Miami-Dade circuit court by attorney Jeffrey Herman, the man identified as John Doe, said that the Rev. Rolando Castillo repeatedly abused him during a period six years ago, when the plaintiff was 17.

In alleging negligence, the lawsuit asserts "the Archdiocese [of Miami] knew or should have known that Castillo was sexually abusing boys and took no action to protect John." The suit seeks in excess of $10 million.

Mary Ross Agosta, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese, said she would reserve comment until she was able to review the complaint.

The Archdiocese of Miami includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.


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