St. Louis archdiocese wins delay in abuse case

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Posted on January 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

 ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court is giving the Archdiocese of St. Louis additional time to release the names of more than 100 employees accused of child sexual abuse since 1986.

The high court’s ruling on Monday afternoon came after the archdiocese sought more time to comply with a lower court order to provide the names of 115 to lawyers for a woman who is suing the archdiocese.

The woman was 19 when the lawsuit was filed in 2011. She claims the abuse began when she was 5 years old and attended St. Cronan’s parish in the city. The now-defrocked priest had been convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy at a University City parish decades earlier.

The state Supreme Court order delays release “until further notice from the court.”

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