The complaint further reads that Fr. Goodwin started off with complimenting the boy's hair, good looks and went on stating that he would get good grades and make his parents proud and become a good lawyer in the future, only if he abides by what the priest does to him.

The plaintiff said in the complaint that the priest started giving him a shoulder massage before going further down touching his private parts and later sexually assaulted him and the incident occurred many times.

The unnamed man revealed that Fr. Goodwin told him that God would punish him and his family if he told anyone else about the abuse and asked him to keep to himself.

Lawyers representing the former pupil said to Court the plaintiff had suffered from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and had suicidal tendencies.