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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 23, 2019
An East Tennessee man says he was repeatedly sexually abused by a longtime priest and the first bishop of the Knoxville diocese, a new lawsuit says. Knoxnews reports that attorneys for Blount County resident Michael Boyd are suing the Diocese of Knoxville in a Knox County Circuit Court lawsuit filed July 18. The 20-page lawsuit claims the former altar boy was repeatedly abused in the 1990s and offered up to visiting priests for "inappropriate sexual conduct" in a church sacristy.