26 Oct 2010

Priest sued for $10 million over sex abuse

MSNBC - Associated Press April 22, 2009
Catholic clergyman received suspended sentence after admitting rape

NEW YORK - Two upstate New York men have filed a $10 million lawsuit against a Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to raping them.

The men say in court papers filed Monday in New York City that the Rev. Frank Genevive abused them between 1978 and 1987, when they were teens.

The Associated Press doesn't normally name rape victims. But Mark Lyman of Stillwater and David Landfear of Cohoes asked to be identified.

They say the abuse included oral sex and sodomy. The 53-year-old Genevive and his Franciscan supervisors are named as defendants.

Genevive and Franciscan Superior Robert Campagna didn't reply Tuesday to messages seeking comment.

In July 2008, Genevive pleaded guilty in Boston to raping Lyman, Landfear and others. He received a suspended sentence.

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