Roggendorf Law filed suit today on behalf of a man who was abused for nearly a decade at Portland’s Holy Rosary Church in Northeast Portland, a church operated and staffed by the Western Dominican Province of the Holy Name. He is using a pseudonym to shield his identity and protect his family from reprisals.
Between the ages of 8 and 17, my client was fondled, kissed on the mouth, and subjected to crude and salacious discussions of pornography and masturbation by Fr. Emmerich Vogt, a priest of the order. Around age 12, my client reported the kissing and the graphic sex talk to other Dominican priests at Holy Rosary, but was told to obey Fr. Vogt and to stop complaining.
The complaint seeks $950,000 in damages.
Read the complaint: HERE.