5 new lawsuits allege abuse at Joliet Diocese of the Catholic Church

May 14, 2013 (JOLIET, Ill.)

The alleged incidents happened in the 1970s and 1980s when the plaintiffs were between the ages of 8 and 16.

All say they suppressed the memories until recently.

The suits claim the diocese knew or should have known what was going on.

A representative of the diocese says there will be no comment because they haven't seen the lawsuits.

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