Charlotte-Mecklenburg Catholic Diocese, Rev. Francis P. Gillespie Named in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

A Charlotte diocese and a former priest have been named in a lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse involving a boy at an elementary school that spanned four years. The lawsuit was filed in Mecklenburg County by attorneys representing the plaintiff, who is identified only as John Doe J.C. Among those named as defendants are the Roman Catholic Diocese of the Charlotte, Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools and the Rev. Francis P. Gillespie.