A Maryland man has come forward with allegations that the Rev. Philip DeRea, an Aurora priest and chaplain for the Indy 500, sexually abused him over the course of eight years. The man, now in his early 40s, filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Chicago that details the abuse, which occurred in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1980s. It also claims the priest acknowledged the molestation in emails last year and tried to give the man money in exchange for his silence.
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