PRIEST-SEX SUIT MAKES DAD PARIAH
As The Post reported last week, a lawsuit charges that priests, Ruben Rodriguez, Esteban Rodriguez, James Tamburrino and John Albino, offered a teenage boy money for sexual favors between 1996 and 1999. The boy's father says he and his family were treated like outcasts by Catholic Church leaders and fellow parishioners after he claimed that the four priests had molested his son, who is now 22. He told the Post that he tried for months to get church officials to do something about the situation before filing the lawsuit last year. The suit, which seeks unspecified damages from the Archdiocese, the Carmelite Friars and St. Simon Stock parish, charges that the boy was sexually violated, touched in an unwanted sexual manner, and sexually fondled by the clergymen. The priests have filed papers denying the charge.
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