Man Sues Priest, Midlo Church over Years of Sexual Abuse

By Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Patch
July 12, 2013

The Archdiocese of Chicago also is named in the lawsuit that cites alleged abuse from the 1970s, according to a report.

After 40 years of silence, a man is suing a priest, a Midlothian Catholic church and the Archdioces of Chicago in a nine-count, sexual abuse-related lawsuit, according to a report.

David Kott filed the suit Thursday, July 11, claiming Rev. Daniel Collins sexually abused Kott between the ages of 8 and 10 years old, from 1971 to 1973, the report stated.

The lawsuit charges Collins with assault and battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, the report stated. In the suit, St. Christopher Catholic Church and the archdiocese are charged with negligent hiring, negligent retention/supervision, negligent entrustment and a breach of fiduciary duty, the report added.

Collins is seeking $450,000 in total alleged damages, according to the report.

An archdiocese representative wouldn't comment to on Thursday concerning the lawsuit.








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