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New priest named in sex abuse lawsuit

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A new priest has been accused of clergy sexual abuse. Father Michael "Lee" Friel is named in the latest lawsuit filed in the District Court of Guam this week.

The plaintiff, only identified as J.Q.G., alleges he was sexually abused by Father Lee for a six-week period in 1977, when J.Q.G. was only 13-years-old.

The plaintiff reports he had been volunteering at the Umatac Parish. He alleges the abuse occurred in the Sacristy after mass and novena.

In one detailed incident, the plaintiff says the priest tried to perform oral sex on him, but J.Q.G. made an excuse that the doors weren't locked and was able to pull away.

The abuse prompted him to quit going to Church and quit volunteering.

J.Q.G. is suing for $5 million.

He is represented by Attorney David Lujan.

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