De. priest sex abuse lawsuit

May 7, 2008 11:22:11 AM PDT
A New Castle County man has filed a lawsuit claiming a Franciscan priest sexually abused him when he was a child.Matt Conaty claims in the Superior Court lawsuit that the Reverend Paul Daleo abused him while Conaty was a student at Saint Edmond's Academy in Wilmington.

The lawsuit claims church officials knew Daleo was pedophile but failed to protect Conaty and other children.

Church officials previously have acknowledged two other cases of alleged sexual abuse by Daleo that resulted in confidential settlements.

St. Edmonds current Headmaster Dr. Michael Marinelli said today he believes Daleo was at St. Edmonds last, some in the late 70' s to early 80's.