SNAP of Tennessee

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - Tennessee 

Suit against Nashville Catholic church can proceed, court says

AddThis Social Bookmark Button Tuesday 01/18/05

Two young men who said they were molested as boys by former priest Edward McKeown have won the right to go forward with their lawsuit against the Diocese of Nashville, the Tennessee Supreme Court held today.

The unanimous decision sets legal precedent for finding reckless infliction of emotional distress and allows the victims to continue to seek $68 million from the diocese.

The two were abused from 1994 to 1998, after meeting McKeown in a mobile home park were he lived after being forced to leave the priesthood in 1989.

McKeown is serving a 25-year-prison sentence for molestation.