Lawsuit against Clarksburg Priest Dismissed

March 9, 2009

An Ohio County judge dismissed the suit with prejudice.

WHEELING -- An Ohio County circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a dead Harrison County priest.

Judge James Mazzone has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Father Charles McCallister of molesting a Clarksburg teen from 2003 to 2006, while McCallister was a priest at Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksburg.

The teen's name was withheld from the lawsuit.

McCallister died in 2007.

The suit also named Bishops Michael Bransfield and Bernard Schmitt, and the executrix of the priest's estate, as defendants.

Mazzone's order says the matters in controversy have been fully resolved.


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