Lawsuit: One priest sexually abused boy, another gave him drugs

November 17, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

A former parishioner of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lombard is suing the Diocese of Joliet and two former priests claiming he was sexually abused nearly 40 years ago by one priest and offered drugs by another.

The alleged victim, identified only as John Doe, alleges Fr. Henry Slade attacked him when he was 11 years old. The lawsuit also claims Fr. Philip Dedera heard the boy’s screams but did nothing and then later offered him marijuana when he came out of Slade’s bedroom.

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