New lawsuit accuses a former Mater Dei football and track coach of raping a student in the 1980s

Jan 20, 2022

A Southern California woman alleged Thursday that a Mater Dei High School track and football coach repeatedly sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, while she was a student at the prestigious Catholic school.

In a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court against Mater Dei and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, the woman said coach Patrick Callahan assaulted her "countless times" while she was a student assistant for the football team.

Source: Los Angeles Times (Photo by Allen J. Schaben)