Ex-Altar Boy Claims He Was Molested

By Leeann Shelton
Chicago Sun-Times
May 15, 2012

A man claims a now-deceased priest molested him when he was an 11-year-old altar boy at a Southwest Side parish.

The man claims in his suit Monday against the Archdiocese of Chicago that the Rev. John Jordan began molesting him at St. Adrian Parish's rectory in December 1983 and told him his actions would "cleanse" him of his "sins and mistakes as an altar boy."

The suit claims Jordan would spank the boy with a paddle while forcing him to pray before performing sex acts.

The suit also claims the boy was molested through 1984 until his family moved to Wisconsin. Jordan died three years later.

An archdiocesan spokeswoman had no comment.


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