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Alleged Victim of Priest Abuse Breaks 40 Years of Silence

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WGN TV/Chicago Tribune

A new lawsuit is filed Thursday against the Chicago Archdiocese, on behalf of three people who say they were sexually abused as children by a now-defrocked priest.  The lawsuit comes in the wake of this week’s release of documents involving 30 accused priests.

One of the alleged victims say this week’s events made him angry and compelled him to talk after suffering for 40 years, abusing drugs, alcohol and depression.  He hasn’t been back in a Catholic church since he was 11-years-old.

The lawsuit is being filed by three plaintiffs who say they were sexually abused as children by now-defrocked priest Norbert Maday; two of the three were also abused by Thomas Hacker.

The plaintiff’s attorney, Christopher Hurley said, “I was taught that when you go to confession you confess all of your sins, not some of them, not half of them.  And now we have the Archdiocese revealing half the records of the pedophiles that we know they know about and are withholding the other half.”

Click See More to warch Chris Hurley interviewed about this new lawsuit.

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