Woman Files Sexual Abuse Suit against Catholic Diocese

January 2, 2012

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The Roman Catholic Church is coming under fire again in another sexual abuse case.

The latest lawsuit accusing the church of sexual abuse was filed Friday in Cascade County District Court.

A Northern Cheyenne woman from Ashland is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. She claims a priest abused her at the St. Labre Mission School between 1955 and 1962.

The woman is seeking unspecified damages. Other defendants named in the suit include the Order of Friars Minor, the Capuchin Order and the St. Labre School.

Rev Emmett Hoffman is listed not as a defendant, but as the reason for the suit. Hoffman, now 85-years-old, is retired and living in Ashland.


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