Archdiocese Of D.C. Says Sex Abuse Case Now Settled | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Archdiocese Of D.C. Says Sex Abuse Case Now Settled

Play associated audio

The Archdiocese of Washington says it's settled a lawsuit with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a former priest and a seminarian at a D.C. church.

The archdiocese says it settled the case brought by Gamal Awad for $125,000. Awad says he was abused by George A. Stallings Jr., and a seminarian known as Brother Joseph at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church.

The Washington Post reports that Stallings broke from the Catholic Church in 1989 and founded the Imani Temple. Stallings' temple combines Catholic rites with African music and customs. He was excommunicated in 1990.

Stallings has previously denied allegations of abuse. Awad, a veteran who survived the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, says he had repressed the memory, but the Sept. 11 trauma brought it back.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

NPR

'Like An Avalanche': Otis Redding's Unstoppable Crossover

"He had an underground kind of appeal that built on itself," says author Mark Ribowsky, whose book Dreams to Remember traces Redding's unlikely pivot into national stardom.
NPR

Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
NPR

O'Malley Joins Democratic Presidential Race, Touts Executive Experience

Ex-Md. Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is the latest challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Malley offered himself as a progressive choice for Democrats.
NPR

Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

With ballgames, family reunions and trips to the beach, summer is full of chances to snap photos. Apple and Google are in a battle to help you store, organize and share all those visual mementos.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.