The trial, in Jackson County Circuit Court in Independence, stemmed from a lawsuit Jon David Couzens filed in 2011, accusing Monsignor Thomas O’Brien of sexually abusing him and three other youths in the early 1980s. They were altar boys at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Independence at the time.
The trial, in Jackson County Circuit Court in Independence, stemmed from a lawsuit Jon David Couzens filed in 2011, accusing Monsignor Thomas O’Brien of sexually abusing him and three other youths in the early 1980s. They were altar boys at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Independence at the time. File photo by Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
The trial, in Jackson County Circuit Court in Independence, stemmed from a lawsuit Jon David Couzens filed in 2011, accusing Monsignor Thomas O’Brien of sexually abusing him and three other youths in the early 1980s. They were altar boys at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Independence at the time. File photo by Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star

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