Man sues Denver archdiocese over abuse by convicted priest


              Scott Verti, front, responds to questions during a news conference ast the Denver Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Denver. Verti, who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by a Catholic priest while serving as an altar boy in a parish in Fort Collins, Colo., is suing that defrocked priest and the Archdiocese of Denver. Verti's lawyer, Kurt Zaner, back, looks on. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Scott Verti, back, looks on as his attorney, Kurt Zaner, responds to questions during a news conference ast the Denver Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Denver. Verti, who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by a Catholic priest while serving as an altar boy in a parish in Fort Collins, Colo., is suing that defrocked priest and the Archdiocese of Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Scott Verti responds to questions during a news conference ast the Denver Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Denver. Verti, who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by a Catholic priest while serving as an altar boy in a parish in Fort Collins, Colo., is suing that defrocked priest and the Archdicese of Denver. One of Verti's lawyers, Kurt Zaner, back, looks on. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Scott Verti, center, is flanked by his attorneys, Mara Essick, left, and Kurt Zaner after a news conference at the Denver Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Denver. Verti, who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by a Catholic priest while serving as an altar boy in a parish in Fort Collins, Colo., is suing that defrocked priest and the Archdiocese of Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Scott Verti responds to questions during a news conference at the Denver Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Denver. Verti, who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by a Catholic priest while serving as an altar boy in a parish in Fort Collins, Colo., is suing that defrocked priest and the Archdiocese of Denver. One of Verti's attorneys, Kurt Zaner, back, looks on. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Scott Verti, center back, is flanked by his lawyers, Mara Essick, left, and Kurt Zaner, as Verti responds to questions during a news conference at the Denver Press Club on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Denver. Verti, who says he was repeatedly sexually abused as a teenager by a Catholic priest while serving as an altar boy in a parish in Fort Collins, Colo., is suing that defrocked priest and the Archdiocese of Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            This undated photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows Timothy Joseph Evans, the former priest convicted of abusing teens. Lawsuit targets Evans, a priest convicted in 2007 of sexually abusing other teens in two Colorado counties around the same time frame. The Vatican laicized Evans, essentially removing him from the priesthood, while he was in prison. He was paroled in 2020 with plans to live with family and find work in Grand Junction, Colorado. (Colorado Department of Corrections via AP) 
              A church tower stands at the Archdiocese of Denver campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The archdiocese is being sued by a man who alleges about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              The Colorado state flag blows in the wind during a snowstorm at the Archdiocese of Denver campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The archdiocese is being sued by a man who alleges about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960.(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              Scott Verti sits for an interview in downtown Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Verti has filed a lawsuit alleging about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960.(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              Scott Verti pauses during an interview in downtown Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Verti has filed a lawsuit alleging about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960.(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              Buildings are blanketed in snow at the Archdiocese of Denver campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The archdiocese is being sued by a man who alleges about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              Buildings are blanketed in snow at the Archdiocese of Denver campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The archdiocese is being sued by a man who alleges about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              A cross sits atop a building at the Archdiocese of Denver campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The archdiocese is being sued by a man who alleges about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960.(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              Scott Verti sits for an interview in downtown Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Verti has filed a lawsuit alleging about 100 instances of abuse at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins, Colo., from 1998 to 2003. The lawsuit is allowed under a 2021 state law that opened up a three-year window for people to pursue litigation for sexual abuse that happened to them as children dating as far back as 1960. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
Man sues Denver archdiocese over abuse by convicted priest