Two men have filed lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Miami alleging they were sexually abused by priests 40 years ago at a Miami rectory and a Boystown facility.
One of the men, identified as "John Doe 66," said he was molested by the Rev. Neil Flemming at the age of 14 and by the Rev. Neil Doherty four years later when he came to the Archdiocese to get counseling for the earlier abuse.
The other man, identified as "John Doe 65" in the suit, says Doherty drugged and raped him in 1965, soon after he was taken to Boystown following the death of his parents.
"It's time for the Archdiocese of Miami to be responsible for what has happened to them," said Jessica Arbour, a lawyer representing one of the men. "(Flemming) kept John Doe 66 in the rectory for two days and did things that never should be done to a child.''
Boystown of Florida was also named in the suit.
The Archdiocese has faced multiple allegations of sexual abuse, with more than a dozen lawsuits accusing Doherty, 66, of pedophilia. At least half a dozen cases involving Doherty, a former priest at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Margate, have been settled in recent years.
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