A lawsuit was filed recently accusing long time U.S. Figure Skating Coach Richard Callaghan of sexual abuse and alleging that U.S. Figure Skating did nothing to stop it. The lawsuit was filed by Craig Maurizi, a figure skating coach and former student of Callaghan. The suit alleges that the inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship began when Maurizi was a minor, and that Callaghan continued to exploit Maurizi on and off for years. The allegations were first brought to light by Maurizi in an interview with the New York Times in 1999.
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A woman has sued the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as well as her former southwest Houston parish, due to sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of a former youth minister. The woman's lawsuit states that she met with youth minister Ralph Garza to receive counseling for abuse, allowing Garza to be with the woman alone regularly. That suit further alleges that Garza groomed her for months before eventually molesting her. On one such occasion, Garza forced the woman to touch his genitals, and on another occasion, Garza kissed and fondled her. Following the abuse, Garza was arrested and convicted of indecency with a child, and Garza is now a registered sex offender living in Houston.