Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pittsburgh Diocese Sued Over Alleged Abuse Victim's Suicide

Pittsburgh Diocese Sued Over Alleged Abuse Victim's Suicide
Law Firm Says Man Killed Self After Diocese Stopped Paying For Treatment
POSTED: 8:35 am EDT July 29, 2010
UPDATED: 8:43 am EDT July 29, 2010
PITTSBURGH -- The estate of a man who claimed he was abused by a priest has announced a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The suit alleges the man committed suicide earlier this year after the diocese stopped paying for his mental health treatments following two other suicide attempts.

According to the lawsuit, 39-year-old Michael Unglo committed suicide May 4 in Massachusetts.

Unglo's family scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at a Pittsburgh law office to discuss the lawsuit against the diocese and Bishop David Zubik.

According to the law firm representing the family, Unglo was molested in the early 1980s while an altar boy, by a Pittsburgh-area priest who was later defrocked and convicted of molesting another boy and served jail time.

The Diocese has not yet commented on the lawsuit

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