Louisville Courier-Journal September 29, 2002 the main page of this special section on the Church in Crisis.] Ordained in 1980, Clark has been named in 17 lawsuits and was indicted in August by a Bullitt County grand jury on four felony charges of abusing boys. Dominic parish in Springfield, the first of five posts he held over the next six years.Police said Clark molested two brothers, ages 11 and 12, on numerous occasions between 1998 and May of this year while he was visiting their family. Clark and his lawyer, David Lambertus, have declined to comment. Barrett AGE: 38 ADDRESS: Shelbyville OCCUPATION: Auto body shop owner FILED SUIT: May 15 DEFENDANT: Archdiocese of Louisville DATE AND LOCATION OF ALLEGED ABUSE: March 1981, St.
Barrett said he also gave a statement to police in connection with the prosecution of Clark in 1988 for abusing two other boys. Rita rectory ACCUSATION: Fondling DETAILS OF ALLEGATION: Bohannon said that after having him sit in a rocking chair, Clark unzipped Bohannon's pants and fondled him. No IN THE PLAINTIFF'S WORDS: "I have dealt with this, but I'm still angry because it was wrong." PLAINTIFF: Kyle A. It is inappropriate to take advantage of an 11-year-old kid and when you use your power as a priest to do it, it just compounds it." PLAINTIFF: Patrick (formerly Mudd) Gatti AGE: 32 ADDRESS: Louisville OCCUPATION: Warehouse manager FILED SUIT: May 7 DEFENDANT: Archdiocese of Louisville DATE AND LOCATION OF ALLEGED ABUSE: Spring 1982, Clark's car ACCUSATION: Sexual abuse DETAILS OF ALLEGATION: Gatti said he was abused once, when as a sixth-grader he went to Clark for counseling.
In a letter that has been filed in connection with Barrett's suit, a detective confirmed Barrett's assertion. Burden AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Louisville OCCUPATION: Law clerk FILED SUIT: June 14 DEFENDANT: Archdiocese of Louisville DATE AND LOCATION OF ALLEGED ABUSE: Summer 1982, basement of Burden's home ACCUSATION: Fondling DETAILS OF ALLEGATION: Burden said Clark drove him home after the boy's nose was bloodied in a softball game. The abuse occurred while Clark was driving him home, he said.
IN THE PLAINTIFF'S WORDS: "In 1981, I thought I was the only one Dan Clark had touched and fondled. While Clark was holding an ice pack to the boy's nose, he fondled him. No IN THE PLAINTIFF'S WORDS: "You could pretty much say that my religious conviction died in my mom's basement that day. IN THE PLAINTIFF'S WORDS: After answering some questions, Gatti said he wanted to consult with his lawyer. PLAINTIFF: Jeffery Koenig AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Louisville OCCUPATION: Truck driver FILED SUIT: April 30 DEFENDANT: Archdiocese of Louisville DATE AND LOCATION OF ALLEGED ABUSE: 1981 and January 1982, St.
Rita rectory ACCUSATION: Fondling DETAILS OF ALLEGATION: Koenig said that during therapy sessions, as he would lie on a couch, Clark would pull Koenig's pants down and fondle his penis. Koenig said he told his mother two or three years later.
IN THE PLAINTIFF'S WORDS: "At first, I didn't know whether what he was doing was wrong.
I thought he was just acting like a doctor." PLAINTIFF: Douglas S.
Lynch AGE: 34 ADDRESS: Shepherdsville OCCUPATION: Aircraft maintenance technician FILED SUIT: May 14 DEFENDANT: Archdiocese of Louisville DATE AND LOCATION OF ALLEGED ABUSE: December 1981, January 1982, rectory bedroom and office and sacristy at St.
Rita and on camping trips ACCUSATION: Masturbation, oral sodomy DETAILS OF ALLEGATION: Lynch said Clark molested him in the rectory and on a camping trip.
During that trip, Lynch said, Clark also orally sodomized other boys. Not at the time, but he said he gave police a statement when Clark was charged in 1988 with molesting two other boys.
IN THE PLAINTIFF'S WORDS: "I would like to have a face-to-face with the archbishop and get an apology.
I am 34 years old and just starting to have a life. One of the teachers said she didn't recall being told and the second couldn't be reached for comment.