The lawsuit that is being brought forth states that in 2012 the alleged victim, who was only 16 at the time, was contacted through a gay social media app by Reverend Monsignor Francis Nave. The victim stated from the beginning that he was only 16 years old. He then stated that he was depressed, and Monsignor Nave told him, that as part of his job, he was there to help people and to listen to their problems.
The complaint alleges further that Monsignor Nave convinced the victim to conduct their counseling sessions via Skype or FaceTime after earning the victim’s trust. Then later after some initial counseling sessions, Monsignor Nave further convinced the youth to discard his clothes and to masturbate on camera for him. Monsignor Nave also did the same by removing his clothing and masturbating. Though despite this, the victim managed to take screenshots of several of the video counseling sessions.
In two of the screenshots that were released. One shows both Monsignor and the boy fully clothed and chatting with one another. The second showed the Monsignor with no clothing and his penis in his hand while talking with the underage boy — who was also naked at the time.
“This brave young man is coming forward to expose a sexual predator in a position of power at the Diocese of Allentown,” said Jeff Herman, the victim’s attorney. “He hopes to prevent future victims. It is appalling that in 2018 there are still sexual predators in the Catholic Church disguising themselves as men of God.”
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