Suit accuses ex-Notre Dame chaplain of sex abuse

Lynn Walker, 12:01 PM, Mar 4, 2015, Time Record, Wichita Falls

A man who claims he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a priest at Notre Dame Middle School in Wichita Falls has sued the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and its bishop, Michael F. Olson.

The plaintiff, who is identified in court papers only as John Doe 117, alleges he was abused by Father John Sutton, his history teacher and the school chaplain between 1989 and 1991.

The suit alleges that Sutton, who died in 2004, used the excuse that the boy had copied an assignment from an encyclopedia to require the boy to pay penance by  . . .

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