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New abuse-related lawsuit accuses Los Angeles archdiocese of fraud

Catholic World News - June 24, 2010

A California man is suing the Los Angeles archdiocese for fraud, claiming that archdiocesan officials falsely promised him that a priest who had molested him would never be allowed to work in youth ministry again.

The plaintiff said that he filed the lawsuit after learning that Father Jeffrey Newell, whom he accuses of sexual abuse, is now working with young men in Tijuana, Mexico. Father Newell, who was ordained in 1990, was removed from ministry in Los Angeles in 1993. The fraud complaint represents a new legal approach for sex-abuse victims. If the California courts accept such complaints, victims may be able to bring suit even beyond the ordinary time limits set by law for abuse cases.

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