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Lawsuit against archdiocese alleges more abuse at St. Andrews Catholic School

In addition to the Cardinal Gibbons scandal, a new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami accuses the pastor of a Coral Springs K-12 school of looking the other way while a young boy complained he was being molested by his music teacher.

Miguel Cala, 40, is already serving a 23-year prison term after pleading no contest–the operation of a no contest plea is similar to a plea of guilty. A defendant who enters a no contest plea concedes the charges alleged without disputing or admitting guilt and without offering a defense–to lewd and lascivious molestation charges last year. But the lawsuit filed Monday outlines new allegations against the convicted pedophile. The statements claim that the boy was “raped and sodomized” by Cala at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Coral Springs and evidently the parish’s pastor Father George Puthusseril was aware that a child at his school was being sexually abused.

Naturally, the archdiocese and the pastor have both denied the allegations related to Puthusseril.

As of right now, no criminal charges have been filed yet because the allegations came to light within the past few months.
Before he was arrested in 2010 and charged with molesting pre-teen boys he was tutoring at his home, Cala was a teacher at St. Andrew for more than a decade.

Herman has filed four lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Miami accusing the church of doing virtually nothing to stop Cala after officials knew about the abuse allegations. He has also filed dozens of sex abuse lawsuits against the church throughout South Florida.

For more information go to this Sun Sentinel link: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-cala-archdiocese-lawsuit-20130618,0,2785673.story

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