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Sioux City Diocese Faces Another Lawsuit

Oct 26, 2004 | AP

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City has been named in another lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a priest.

The lawsuit, filed in Woodbury County District Court last week, accuses the Rev. George McFadden of sexually abusing a man while he was an alter boy in the early 1960s.

The diocese is named in 22 lawsuits. McFadden is named in 21 of them.

Most of the lawsuits against McFadden are from his time at the now-closed St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sioux City. Others allege abuse while he was at Immaculate Conception parish in Sioux City and St. Joseph's parish in Jefferson.

Earlier this year, four of the lawsuits were settled, but no details have been made public.

McFadden is retired and lives with relatives in another state. He has been suspended from his priestly duties.


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