Man settles sex abuse suit against Catholic church

Posted at: 11/17/2012 1:30 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man has settled a suit he filed against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a Catholic ministry group that helps troubled priests over molestation he claims he suffered at the hands of a priest beginning in the mid-1960s.

The attorney representing Clifford Esquibel tells the Albuquerque Journal the diocese and the Servants of the Paraclete settled the case for an undisclosed amount.

Esquibel alleges the Rev. John George Weisenborn sexually molested him when Esquibel was a seventh-grade altar boy at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Albuquerque.

Weisenborn was sent for treatment at a Servants of Paraclete facility in Jemez Springs in 1964 after being detained three times in Washington D.C. for having sex with boys.

He later became a priest at St. Francis Xavier. He's now deceased.

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