When I was five years old, the bishop stood over me and said, "Stop babbling about what Father Horne did to you." I kept the secret for 40 years. Today, I babble. - ke

In 2012

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My lawsuit filed in Chicago Aug. 2, 2011

And I'm staying incognito right now.

2 women sue archdiocese for alleged sex abuse

By Manya A. Brachear, Tribune reporter
August 3, 2011

Two women filed separate lawsuits against the Chicago Archdiocese on Tuesday, alleging they were sexually abused in the 1950s by a priest at St. Peter Damian Catholic Church in Bartlett.

In the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Patricia Vestey and Kathryn Joan Ebeling, both in their 60s, say they repressed memories of abuse at the hands of the Rev. Thomas Barry Horne for several decades. It wasn't until they learned that others had accused Horne of abuse that their recollections began to surface, the suit said. Horne retired in 1973 and has since died.

Frederic Nessler, the Springfield attorney representing both women, said the archdiocese refused to settle out of court...

Read whole article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-repressed-catholic-memories-20110803,0,990086.story

Even though it only tells a small part of the story...


Re Comments here http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110804/news/708049981/ at another story about the lawsuits: Two comments sound like they are from a guy who has cyber stalked me since February 2010, and the rest are by people who just don't get how a sex crime committed against a child affects the victim right into adulthood and yes even sicty years later.

I look back today on a life that would have been totally different, without this experience...

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