Lawsuit: Eugene pastor molested teen dozens of times
EUGENE, Ore. - A second alleged victim of abuse has filed a lawsuit against the United Methodist Church with claims against a former Eugene pastor.
A Portland man filed the lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court, alleging Pastor William Walker molested the plaintiff as a teenager.
It's the second lawsuit in a month against the church and Walker.
Walker was senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene from 1982 until his death from AIDS in 1992.
The man filing suit is identified only as Jeff Doe. He claims the alleged abuse began when he was 14.
"Those sexual acts occurred at the church building in Pastor Walker's office. They occurred at Camp Magruder, methodist church camp; and they occurred in pastor walker's car," said attorney Gilion Dumas.
Dumas said Pastor Walker allegedly molested Jeff Doe more than 50 times in four years.
The suit seeks $4.5 million in damages.
Greg Nelson of the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church said Wednesday that they've not been served a copy of the lawsuit and can not comment on the suit.