Third Lawsuit Alleges Sex Abuse At Boys Town
Attorneys File Latest Lawsuit Thursday [Omaha NE]
April 26, 2003

OMAHA, Neb. -- Boys Town faces a third lawsuit claiming sexual abuse from decades ago at the home for wayward youth.

Phoenix attorney William Walker said Friday more lawsuits will follow, but he is refusing to say how many more.

Boys Town officials said the claims are unfounded.

Lance Rivers, of Phoenix, a former Boys Town resident, claims in the latest lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court that he was abused multiple times by a counselor from 1981 to 1983.

It is the third lawsuit claiming abuse by the late Michael Wolf, a counselor at Boys Town from 1969 to 1983. He died in 1990. The other lawsuits also allege abuse by the Rev. James Kelly around the same time.

Kelly left Boys Town in 1983. He has adamantly denied the allegations.


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