APRIL 12, 1993 | New England Cable News reports on a sex abuse lawsuit brought by Phil Saviano and three other Massachusetts victims of Worcester Diocese priest David Holley. It is believed to be the first abuse lawsuit against the Catholic Church to be filed in Boston courts.
April 1993 | BOSTON GLOBE – Four Holley victims file sex abuse lawsuit against the Worcester Diocese. The case is believed to be the first such lawsuit against the Catholic Church to be filed in Boston courts. READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON PDF
April 1993 | TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE – Worcester, MA newspaper coverage of clergy abuse lawsuit brought by Phil Saviano and three other Fr. Holley victims. “Four men are seeking damages from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, alleging it failed to prevent the Rev. David A. Holley from sexually assaulting them in the 1960s.”
February 1993 | TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – “We’ve been receiving some angry letters and phone calls lately from readers objecting to news stories about Catholic priests charged with sex offeses.” READ EDITORIAL ON PDF
FEBRUARY 1993 | USAToday — When Phil Saviano was 12, he says, the local Catholic priest in East Douglas, MA showed him pornography in the church choir loft and made Saviano perform a sex act on him. That was 1964. READ STORY ON PDF
January 1993 | TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Denver said yesterday that the Reverend David A. Holley was approved by the Diocese of Worcester when he took a chaplain’s job there in 1987. READ ARTICLE ON PDF
December 1992 | TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester said it has not heard from anyone alleging they were victims of sexual abuse by former priest David A. Holley while he served in four area parishes during the 1960s. But Boston attorney Roderick MacLeish said yesterday that he was contacted Sunday by a man who claims to have been sexually abused by Holley in Massachusetts.
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