Two men who attended a Catholic high school in Colorado have sued the Diocese of Pueblo, claiming a teacher drugged and sexually assaulted them some 40 years ago.
The plaintiffs say Brother William Mueller asked them for help in conducting sleep experiments, then knocked them out with ether -- and abused them while they slept.
Mueller is not named as a defendant in the suit. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas -- and refused to comment.
The plaintiffs are each seeking more than $10 million from the Diocese of Pueblo, and the Society of Mary (Marianists) Religious Order.
The men claim diocese officials and the Marianists knew about Mueller's actions, but did nothing to protect them. The students attended the former Roncalli High School, an all-boys school owned by the diocese and staffed by the Marianists.
The lawsuits identify the alleged victims as being a 15-year-old sophomore in 1968; and a 17-year old junior in 1969.
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