Judge Drops St. Anthony's Lawsuit

 
by K2 News Desk, info@k2tv.com 
 
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a Colorado woman who sued a catholic church in Casper. On Monday, US District Judge Alan Johnson dismissed the sexual-abuse lawsuit against St. Anthony's Church. 
 
Filed last year, the woman claimed that a deacon at the church imposed a sexual relationship on her after she went to him for counseling. The lawsuit claimed that the relationship started in 2007 and lasted about a year. 
 
Judge Johnson ruled that the church wasn't responsible for any sexual abuse because it would be outside the scope of the deacon's employment. He also said that a sexual relationship is something the church could not anticipate.