October 18, 2021

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MS Supreme Courtroom remands Hattiesburg Catholic priest sexual abuse situation

Robert McGowen’s hopes for relief a long time following he states he was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest are nonetheless alive immediately after the Mississippi Supreme Courtroom overturned a lower court’s ruling Thursday.

McGowen was 12 and 13 a long time outdated in 1984-85, when he says he was sexually abused by former Sacred Heart Catholic Church priest Father John Scanlon.

McGowen stated he did not keep in mind the abuse right until one particular day in December 2018, after which he sought counseling, in accordance to court paperwork.

He filed a complaint in 2019, but under no circumstances received a opportunity to testify since 12th District Circuit Judge Jon Mark Weathers declined to listen to the scenario.

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Jackson lawyer John Hawkins submitted an appeal on McGowen’s behalf, saying state law offers for a situation to progress if it was brought in three decades of the discovery of an damage even if the statute of limits for when the criminal offense occurred had previously expired.