Judge denies motion to stop meetings with alleged abuser
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The Archdiocese of Miami appeared in court in an attempt stop jail house meetings between a family and the man accused of molesting their child.
The Archdiocese of Miami appeared in civil court Thursday morning to try to prevent more jailhouse meetings between Miguel Cala and the father of one of his alleged victims from occurring. "The plaintiff's parents have been visiting him in jail," said Archdiocese's attorney Mike Mullen.
Cala is a former St. Andrews Catholic School music teacher who stands accused of sexually abusing children during private music lessons.
Mullen argued in civil court that these jailhouse meetings should be halted. "My motion basically is to curtail this and stop them from going in on an unlimited and continuous basis up to the trial," he said.
The judge, however, sided with the alleged victim's parents.
The alleged victim's attorney said the Archidocese filed this motion out of desperation. "I think so. This to me was a desperate attempt. There was no basis to stop this family from talking," said Jeff Herman. "Why would they want to stop Cala from talking? The only reason to do that, is to not hear the truth."
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