Retired Catholic Bishop Hit with Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Bishop Priamo Tejada, the retired bishop of Bani in the Dominican Republic, is facing a sexual abuse lawsuit from a Cuban man who says the bishop molested him for the past 11 years. Recently, the retired bishop has been working in the Diocese of Venice. As usual, the Diocese of Venice is claiming to have no prior knowlege of Tejada’s problem but a 2000 Venice Police Department report might show otherwise. The report states that Tejada made unwanted sexual advances toward a local doctor and admitted that he was homosexual. It’s not clear from the Naples Daily News story when the incident became public or whether such an incident was in the bishop’s personnel file at the Diocese of Venice.