Sex Abuse Case against Priest Is Dismissed

By Manya A. Brachear
Tribune reporter
December 15, 2009,0,5825065.story

Archdiocese of Chicago settled with accuser for nearly $1.4 million

A decades-old sexual abuse allegation against a Roman Catholic priest from Poland was dismissed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

Rev. Chester Przybylo, 59, who for the last decade has been pastor of the Shrine of Christ the King in Winfield, had been accused of molesting a 13-year-old Polish immigrant while serving at Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago in the late 1980s.

Jeff Anderson, the plaintiff's attorney, blamed the dismissal on an Illinois Supreme Court ruling this year that clarified the time frame in which sexual abuse survivors must file lawsuits.

The Chicago Archdiocese settled with Przybylo's accuser for nearly $1.4 million.


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