|Published:||Feb 14, 2011 7:53 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 14, 2011 4:56 PM EST|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Catholic school student has sued the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, saying clergy covered up sexual assaults allegations against two priests who molested him in the 1990s.
According to the lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas, the plaintiff was assaulted by a seminarian while a student at one school and by a priest while a student at another.
The lawsuit says the seminarian was later ordained as a priest and the second priest was convicted of sexually assaulting another student.
The suit follows criminal charges filed last week against three priests and a high-ranking archdiocese official accused of failing to protect children from predator priests.
The suit names Cardinal Justin Rigali and his predecessor, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. A message left with the archdiocese was not immediately returned Monday.
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