Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago
Civil suit filed in 1996 accuses Br. O’Dell of abuse of 1 youth at St. Viator High School between 1980 and 1984 and for 4 yrs after graduation. Suit dismissed by Court on SOL and dismissal upheld by Court of Appeals 1998. 2nd individual came forward in 2002 to allege abuse in approx 1974. Order said in 2003 that it could not substantiate allegations. Order settled w/ this man in 2005. O’Dell died 9/1998.
In re John Doe v. Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, 703 N.E.2d 413; Chicago Tribune 09.22.88; In the Matter of John Doe v. Catholic Archbishop of Chicago et al, Cause No. 96-008465, 07.12.96; http://bishop-accountability.org/member/psearch.jsp