Lubbock, Texas, Mar 27, 2019 / 16:01 pm
A former Catholic deacon has charged that the Diocese of Lubbock wrongly named him on its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors and has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million.
Lubbock resident Jesus Guerrero has filed a lawsuit that rejected claims he had ever been accused of sex abuse or misconduct. The lawsuit described him as "a faithful servant of God in the Catholic Church his entire life," the news site EverythingLubbock.com reports.
The plaintiff charged that the diocese committed libel and defamation against him. His lawsuit said his reputation was destroyed and he has become the object of contempt and ridicule.
Lucas Flores, the Diocese of Lubbock's director for the office of communications, told CNA the diocese is not commenting on ongoing litigation.