Dioceses of Corpus Christi, Baton Rouge Settle Abuse Lawsuit

Caller Times
October 13, 2009

CORPUS CHRISTI ó The Catholic Dioceses of Corpus Christi and Baton Rouge have reached a $225,000 settlement with a man who alleged a Baton Rouge bishop sexually abused him as a boy in Corpus Christi.

The local diocese isnít paying for the settlement, because the Bishop Joseph Vincent Sullivan was with the Baton Rouge diocese, a local diocese spokesman said.

The manís suit, filed in 2007, alleged that Sullivan abused him from 1978 to 1982 while he was a seminary student in Baton Rouge and Corpus Christi. The man, now 45, initially was a student in the Baton Rouge minor seminary and transferred to Corpus Christi after schools closed in Baton Rouge and Lumberton.


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