Priests Sued over 'Sex Abuse'

Press Association
March 23, 2009

UNITED KINGDOM — A former top City lawyer is suing Catholic priests for 5 million - claiming his career was wrecked by sex abuse he suffered at school.

The 50-year-old man, who is not being named, is seeking the largest amount of damages for sex abuse in the UK. The action against the Jesuit order and governors of Preston Catholic College in Lancashire will be heard at the High Court in London.

He lost his job at a London law firm in 1997 due to drinking and aggressive behaviour. He then suffered a breakdown. Psychiatric experts will claim his condition and behaviour resulted from serious sexual abuse he suffered while at school in Preston.


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