Families sue Archdiocese of Philadelphia over sexual abuse of 3 preschool children

November 27, 2018
Michael Barbee

By Staff

Three families filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a Norristown parish preschool over the sexual abuse of three children between the ages of 2 and 3 by a former teacher.

Michael Barbee, 34, was sentenced in June to four to eight years in state prison for sexually abusing the children, for which he pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact with a minor and aggravated indecent assault of a child. Barbee worked at the school, St. Francis Early Learning Center, in 2016-17.

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