STOCKTON — An unidentified youth filed a lawsuit Thursday in Stockton alleging that Roman Catholic officials, including then-Bishop Roger M. Mahony, knew of and failed to protect him from being molested by a priest for nearly a decade.
The youth, now 18, is identified only as John Doe 4B. In the suit, he alleges that Father Oliver Francis O'Grady molested him beginning in 1979. The suit also charges that in 1976 O'Grady admitted to molesting a 10-year-old boy.
O'Grady, who is serving a 14-year sentence in a California state prison, pleaded guilty in a Calaveras County court last summer to four felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with two children.
Named as defendants are the Stockton Diocese, Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Stockton and St. Andrew's Parish in San Andreas.