Judge Alleges He Was Abused by Del. Priest in 1956

The News Journal

October 3, 2008

WILMINGTON A sitting Magistrate Judge in Denver County, Colorado, has filed a lawsuit in Delaware alleging he was sexually abused by a priest when he was a teenager more than 50 years ago.

Attorneys representing 67-year-old Paul Quinn say his case is the 22nd childhood sex abuse case filed against the Diocese of Wilmington and the first against Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The allegations involved the Rev. Eugene Clarahan, who Quinn's attorneys say was described by former Wilmington Bishop Michael Saltarelli as a substantiated child abuser.

Quinn alleges he was abused at his aunt's home in Delaware by Clarahan in 1956, when Quinn was 15. Quinn claims he has suffered a lifetime of depression and anxiety requiring decades of therapy and medication.


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