March 1, 2012
Austin, TX (RPRN) 03/01/12 — New lawsuit filed against Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin - Diocese yet to answer
Houston personal injury law firm Sutliff & Stout, PLLC filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court this week on behalf of a man who was sexually abused by a Catholic Priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in San Saba, Texas. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin is in charge of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The abuse occurred when the man was 11 years old and happened on many occasions until the man moved away from San Saba, Texas.
The lawsuit alleges, among other things, negligence on behalf of the Catholic Diocese in addition to sexual assault charges against the priest in question.
When asked to comment on this lawsuit, Graham Sutliff was quoted as saying, “Unfortunately, our client’s lawsuit cannot undo the abuse that he suffered. But it can give our client, as well as other victims of sexual abuse, a voice. As a society, we have an obligation to bring these actions to light and hold the parties involved accountable for the abuse that occurred.”
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin has yet to answer the lawsuit.
About Sutliff & Stout, PLLC: Sutliff & Stout, PLLC is a civil litigation firm that focuses on personal injury and commercial litigation. The attorneys at Sutliff & Stout, PLLC have worked for some of the largest, most respected litigation firms in the country. This allows Sutliff & Stout, PLLC to offer the experience and expertise you would expect from a large firm, combined with the level of service and personal attention inherent in a smaller firm.
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