Kansas City priest accused of abuse dies

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 9:43 a.m. CDT; updated 1:59 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KANSAS CITY — A Roman Catholic priest accused of abusing a girl in the 1960s has died, leaving only the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as defendants in a civil lawsuit.

Lawyers representing the alleged abuse victim filed paperwork Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court to formally remove the Rev. Francis McGlynn from the lawsuit. The 84-year-old McGlynn died earlier this month.

The Kansas City Star reported that the 2011 lawsuit was the fourth filed against McGlynn since 2003. The other three were settled.

The woman accused McGlynn of sexually abusing her when she was a student at St. Catherine School in Kansas City between 1963 and 1964.

McGlynn denied the allegations.

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