Lawsuit alleging abuse filed against priest

September 9, 2008 6:06:09 PM PDT
A lawsuit was filed in Chicago Tuesday alleging child sex abuse by a priest with the Greek Orthodox Church.The accusation was made by lawyers for a now-46-year-old man. They say that in the 1970s, he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Reverend Nicholas Katinas.

At the time, Katinas was a priest at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in suburban Olympia Fields.

The lawyers say Katinas abused other boys and church leaders knew about the abuse but concealed it. They say Katinas was transferred to a church in Dallas, where he faces several other sex abuse suits.

"This is a case of the Archdiocese of the Greek Orthodox Church discovering, hiding and concealing to cover their own reputation at the risk of the children," said Jeff Anderson, plaintiff's sttorney.

The attorneys say Katinas has fled the country and is in Greece.


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