2nd Lawsuit Filed against Ex-Diocese Priest

By Mellany Armstrong
October 10, 2008

A second lawsuit has been filed accusing a former Diocese of Wilmington priest of sexual abuse.

A 57-year-old Delaware woman says the Rev. Eugene Clarahan molested her in a barn on her parents' farm in lower Delaware when she was a teenager. The woman says Clarahan also sexually abused her older brother. She claims in the suit that Clarahan was counseling her brother, who became an alcoholic at age 16 and died in a car crash while driving drunk.

The woman says as a result of the abuse, she suffers from depression and can't trust anyone.

The woman's lawyer says at least two more women are planning to file suits against the diocese.


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