Sex Abuse Case Against Priest Thrown Out

Sex Abuse Case Against Priest Thrown Out

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(KSL News) -- The sexual abuse case against a defrocked Catholic priest will not go to trial in a Salt Lake courtroom. Today the judge threw it out.

The Colosimo brothers filed suit against the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City and the Judge Memorial School board, among others. They claim they were molested by a former teacher at the school, more than 25 years ago. But the judge did not file their suit within the time limits of the law.

Matthew McMulty, Attorney: “ Waiting 25 years to bring a lawsuit about something that happened is just too long. It’s just too long to bring a cause of action forward.”

But the men say they didn't know the abuse happened until it came to light later in life. And they say the church intentionally covered it up.

Larry Keller, Attorney: "We strongly disagree with the judge. We respect his opinion, but at the same time we feel this has created a terrible injustice to other victims of child sexual abuse and it has a chilling affect on their ability to report it and come forward and do something about it."

Keller says the Colosimo Brothers will now consider whether to appeal the case

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