October 22, 2021

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MS Supreme Courtroom remands Hattiesburg Catholic priest sexual abuse scenario

Robert McGowen’s hopes for aid decades after he claims he was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest are continue to alive after the Mississippi Supreme Courtroom overturned a lower court’s ruling Thursday.

McGowen was 12 and 13 years previous in 1984-85, when he says he was sexually abused by previous Sacred Heart Catholic Church priest Father John Scanlon.

McGowen said he did not remember the abuse right until one particular working day in December 2018, immediately after which he sought counseling, in accordance to court docket documents.

He filed a grievance in 2019, but hardly ever acquired a likelihood to testify since 12th District Circuit Judge Jon Mark Weathers declined to listen to the case.

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Jackson legal professional John Hawkins submitted an appeal on McGowen’s behalf, indicating state law supplies for a situation to proceed if it was introduced in just a few several years of the discovery of an injuries even if the statute of constraints for when the criminal offense transpired had now expired.