My goal in life is to give you pleasure: Sick words of Catholic school teacher who 'massaged female students in class' as victim breaks silence to join $17m lawsuit
By Daily Mail Reporter
September 23, 2013
A young woman who claims she was sexually abused by a Franciscan brother at her religious high school has revealed her identity as a part of a $17million lawsuit.
Felicia Mooradian is one of the named defendants in the lawsuit against her former high school, St. Francis Prepatory School, and she asserts that her Spanish teacher made multiple lewd advances towards her when she was only 14-years-old.
'It should be called St. Francis 'Predatory' School,' she told The New York Post.
Mooradian graduated from the high school in 2009 and is now 21-years-old.
She was originally listed as 'Jane Doe' on the lawsuit but a lawyer involved in the case said that it would be more difficult to make a strong case against her former teacher, Brother Bill O'Reilly, if she remained anonymous.
Courthouse News Service reported that the Jane Doe involved in the case claimed that a teacher gave girls extra credit if they did splits while wearing their skirts.
Mooradian told The Post that O'Reilly would massage her neck and back in class and at one point he reportedly told her 'You know, Felicia, my goal in life is to give you pleasure'.
'At that point, I was drinking heavily in order to cope with him and the bullying,' she said.
'I would hide in the chapel between classes because I was terrified.'
She reported the then-62-year-old's behavior to the school and they ordered that he be evaluated by a psychologist.
The doctor even agreed that he was unfit to work with children and so the school stopped having him teach but continued to allow him to live in school housing on campus.
Mooradian says that he then started spreading rumors about her through the students- confideing in his own neice who was a senior at the school at the time.
Mooradian is one of three named co-defendants who are suing the school for $17million.
The others are another former student named Mark Evangelista and a former teacher Elizabeth Cucinotta Sorvillo.
Ms Sorvillo was allegedly fired after launching a website that she said was going to be used as a place for students to vent and complain about the teachers.
Courthouse News Service also said that the other plaintiff- who was only identified as a student who graduated in 1986- claimed they were punched in the face by a teacher in 1985.
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