June 10, 2009 (BURBANK, Ill.) --
An Illinois Appellate court has ruled that a Roman Catholic priest cannot pursue his lawsuit against two men who accused him of molesting them as teenagers.Reverend Robert Stepek filed a $4 million lawsuit against the men in an attempt to clear his name.
The ruling today throws out that lawsuit.
Stepek is the former pastor of Saint Albert the Great Church in Burbank.
He was removed from the ministry in 2006 after a review board for the archdiocese determined there was reasonable cause to suspect that sexual abuse took place.