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20th Person Charges Sexual Abuse By Red Sox Clubhouse Manager

BOSTON (AP) _ A 20th person has come forward to allege they were sexually abused by a now-dead Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager.

Former Kansas City clubhouse attendant Gerald Armstrong tells The Boston Globe  that Donald Fitzpatrick repeatedly molested him in the late 1960s starting when he was 12 years old.

The Associated Press does not normally publish the names of alleged abuse victims, but the 57-year-old Armstrong allowed the Globe to use his name.

Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian is seeking a $100 million settlement from the Red Sox, even though the alleged abuse occurred under previous ownership and the statute of limitations has expired in most cases.

A team lawyer calls the allegations “abhorrent” and said the club is weighing the claims.

Fitzpatrick died in 2005 at age 76.
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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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