Lawsuit Alleges Abuse At Greek Orthodox Church

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - A former altar boy in a Chicago-area Greek
Orthodox Church contends a priest sexually abused him in the 1970s
and church officials covered it up.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday claims a man identified in court
papers as "John Doe 124" was abused as a teen by Reverend
Nicholas E. Katinas.
Katinas worked at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Olympia
Fields from 1969 to 1978. He was then a priest for almost three
decades at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas before his
2006 suspension.
The lawsuit claims church officials "observed at least four
suspicious incidents suggestive of pedophilia."
Messages have been left seeking comment from Katinas. The Greek
Orthodox Archdiocese of America didn't immediately offer comment.
Katinas faces a similar lawsuit in Texas.

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