Portland Archdiocese Sued by Man Alleging Abuse
October 31, 2013
[Rev. Maurice R. Grammond—Assignment Record: BishopAccountability.org]
A man has filed a $6.35 million lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Portland, alleging he was sexually abused decades ago by the Rev. Maurice Grammond, Oregon's most notorious pedophile priest.
Grammond, who died in 2002, molested dozens boys between the 1950s and 1980s, and lawsuits stemming from his behavior cost the archdiocese more than $30 million in settlements by 2007 — the year its bankruptcy proceeding was finalized.
Thursday's lawsuit was filed on behalf of a man identified by the pseudonym Robert Roe. The man says he was abused in the late 1970s at Our Lady of Victory parish in Seaside. He says the archdiocese knew Grammond was a pedophile priest and did nothing to stop him.