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Catholic Bishop of Chicago sued for allegedly allowing priest's sexual abuse of child

By Louie Torres | Jul 6, 2017

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CHICAGO — A man is suing the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, alleging negligence for allowing him to be sexually abused by priest Walter Turlo.

An unnamed plaintiff filed a complaint on June 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Catholic Bishop of Chicago alleging church leadership allowed a priest to commit wrongful acts against the plaintiff in the late 1970s.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he sustained serious physical and emotional damages from abuse by Turlo. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly allowed Turlo to sexually abuse the plaintiff from the ages of 9 to 10.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $100,000 plus court costs, interest and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Danylo Terleckyj of The Law Offices of Joseph Klest in Schaumburg.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2017-L-005799

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