A Maine State Prison inmate serving a 60-year sentence for the 1986 murder of his grandfather has sued the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland for sexual abuse he says he suffered at the hands of two priests, dating back to the late 1970s.
Jeffrey Libby, through his attorney Verne Paradie Jr., filed the suit Thursday in Cumberland County Unified Court, alleging negligence, sexual assault and battery, invasion of privacy, clergy malpractice and more. He is seeking unspecified damages.
He named his abusers as Christian Roy, who was permanently removed from the priesthood in 2006 and now lives in Boston; and Raymond Lauzon, who died in 2005.
Libby says in the lawsuit that he was raised in a devout Catholic family and lived with his grandparents in Winslow during the time of the abuse. He met Roy at a church function in 1979 and Roy subsequently introduced Libby to Lauzon…. read the story here