Former Altar Boy Wants Lien on Church Land

By Associated Press, carried on Fox 44

December 19, 2008

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A former altar boy awarded $3.6 million in a priest sex case wants a lien put on land owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.

Lawyers for 43-year-old David Navari, of Takoma Park, Md., have filed a motion in Chittenden Superior Court seeking the lien on 10 acres of undeveloped land located south of the church's headquarters in Burlington.

1 of his lawyers, Jerome O'Neill, says it's standard procedure after winning a judgment to seek security.

A jury awarded the money to Navari on Wednesday after a trial on his claim that the Diocese failed to protect him from the Rev. Edward Paquette, whom he says molested him in 1977.


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