LMPD: Victim says he was abused while student at St. Raphael
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville Police have arrested a man who they say abused a student at St. Raphael Catholic School while he was a teacher at the school.
Philip "Dale" Anderson Jr. was arrested Friday afternoon at Austin's restaurant on Brownsboro Road. He is accused of sexually abusing a child while he was working as a teacher and coach at St. Raphael, according to a Louisville Police report.
Police say the victim, who is now an adult, told them Anderson committed the abuse when the victim was between the ages of 11 and 14 years old.
Police records state that Anderson engaged in "oral sex," "forceful attempted anal sodomy" and "sexual touching."
According to the Archdiocese of Louisville, Anderson was an elementary teacher at St. Raphael from 1981 to 1993. He also coached football at Trinity High School for the majority of that time.
In an email statement, the Archdiocese said during Anderson's time at both St. Raphael and Trinity, it never received any abuse complaints.
"The Archdiocese has not received any reports of abuse by Mr. Anderson, and there were no indications in his file of any problems.
As always, the Archdiocese will cooperate with the authorities as they investigate this situation. We encourage victims of sexual abuse to report their abuse to the police, and we hold all victims of abuse in our prayers.
Trinity High School principal Dan Zoeller echoed that statement, saying the high school never received any sexual abuse complaints involving Anderson.
WDRB reached out to St. Raphael administrators for comment, but have yet to receive a response.
Anderson now lives in Somerset, Ky. where he was recently a football coach at Southwestern High School. Anderson resigned in 2011 for unknown reasons.
Anderson is charged with sodomy, attempted sodomy and sexual abuse. He was released from jail Saturday morning on his own recognizance.
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