Victim Was 7 When Abused by Priest

By Mike Thomas
Chicago Sun-Times
August 13, 2008,CST-NWS-vic13.article

Less than a year ago, Therese Albrecht wanted to kill herself.

Four decades after allegedly being raped and sodomized by a Catholic priest at St. John de la Salle School on the South Side, the burden of her secret shame had become too much to bear.

"I've been down the road of therapy and psych meds and wanting nothing more than to die and thinking about suicide all the time," the 48-year-old Steger resident said Tuesday.



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