DOVER, Del. — An alleged victim of child sex abuse says a group of men including at least two Catholic priests cheered each other on as they gang-raped another young boy who later committed suicide.
Barry Lamb's account of the alleged rape of Kevin Heaney at a Delaware motel in the 1980s is included in documents filed Thursday in the Diocese of Wilmington's bankruptcy.
Several alleged victims of priest abuse are scheduled to testify next week at a hearing on the diocese's request to prevent lawsuits filed by Lamb and other alleged abuse victims from going forward.
Advocates for the abuse victims say the hearing will mark the first time in any Catholic diocese bankruptcy in the country that victims have been allowed to testify.