2 sue priest, nun, Louisville archdiocese on sex abuse claim

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two men are suing a Catholic priest, the Louisville archdiocese and a Dominican nun, claiming they were sexually abused by the priest in the 1970s and the church failed to protect them.

The Rev. James Schook, was convicted last year of molesting one of the two. He is serving a 15-year prison sentence.

The 67-year-old Schook was tried on allegations that he abused both boys, but convicted for just one. His attorney argued that the second man was of legal age when the relationship began.

The lawsuit names Schook, the Archdiocese of Louisville and Sister Eleanor F. Tierney as defendants. It was filed Thursday under seal. Kentucky law requires lawsuits involving claims of sexual abuse more than five years old to be sealed until a judge orders it opened.

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