5th plaintiff added to suit against ex-priest

Author: Sam Hodges
Date Published: 03/29/2008

A fifth plaintiff has been added to a lawsuit claiming child sex abuse by Nicholas Katinas, former priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas. The new plaintiff claims he was an altar boy at the church in the 1980s when Mr. Katinas began to abuse him sexually.

Mr. Katinas, who has been defrocked, is a defendant in the case, along with the church and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. A trial is to begin June 9 in state district court, said Tahira Khan Merritt, lawyer for the plaintiffs.