Why would a judge dismiss this lawsuit? If you have an employee like this janitor that raped a 13 year old girl then you as an employer should be held responsible as well. This also should make you re-examine your hiring practices and doing a more thorough check. This happens in all denomination of churches not just the catholic church people it isn’t the church it’s the people. The man admitted to raping the girl in a stairwell on church property so unfortunately the case should swing in favor of the family not the church but courts are funny that way. The man in question has already been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex related charges.