The men, identified in the lawsuit as John Doe 1K and John Doe 2K, claim they were sexually assaulted by Joseph Kelleher while he was a priest at Our Lady of Annunciation Church in Albemarle, N.C., when the plaintiffs were 14 and 13, The Charlotte Observer reported.
The two men are seeking at least $10,000 in damages, said their lawyer, Seth Langson.
Kelleher, 83, was indicted earlier this year in Stanly County, N.C., for sexual abuse of a minor.
After Kelleher was charged earlier this year, a group of former parishioners at Kelleher's churches formed a support group for the man. The "Justice for Father Joseph Kelleher" group on Facebook has nearly 1,300 members.
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