A former student nun filed a lawsuit 10/02 alleging that she was abused in 1959 in her first year at St. Walburg Convent by Sister Christopher, whose given name is Marlene Bertke. The student was 18 at the time. In the same suit, the woman also alleged that she had been previously abused at Villa Madonna Academy (a girls' school) by another nun and that a third nun also fondled her. Bertke is still an active nun in 2008, living in the Erie PA area.
In 11/03 the Diocese of Tucson announced credible sexual abuse allegations against Sr. Riter dating back to 1949-1953 when she served on faculty of Sacred heart School. Riter died in 1996. Allegations were reported to police. Complainant was a boy at the time of the abuse but no other specific information as to age.
A woman claimed in a 1991 or 1992 of lawsuit of abuse as a child by Sister Agnes, a teacher at the girl's elementary school, Immaculate Heart of Mary in San Antonio. The girl allegedly told at least two priests, both Claretians, during confessions at the time of the abuse. She claims she repressed her memories until an injury and subsequent CAT scan in early 1990. The suit was filed within two years of 1990 but lower court dismissed. Appeals court affirmed the dismissal it in 2/94.