Nos. CV-94-0454-PR, CV-94-0495-PR.

185 Ariz. 521 (1996)

917 P.2d 250

Laurence FLOREZ, Petitioner, v. Honorable William P. SARGEANT, III, a Judge for the Superior Court of the State of Arizona, County of Maricopa, Respondent Judge, and Ramon GOMEZ, Real Party in Interest. Clarence Russell DUNCAN and Mary Justice Duncan, individually and as husband and wife, Petitioners, v. Hon. Alan S. KAMIN, a Judge, Superior Court of the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Maricopa, Respondent Judge, Melissa MOONSHADOW, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of Arizona, En Banc.

May 16, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon by Ernest Calderon, William F. Auther, Gordon Lewis, Phoenix, for Laurence Florez.

Treon, Strick, Lucia & Aguirre by Richard T. Treon, Arthur G. Newman, Jr., Phoenix, for Ramon Gomez.

Ridenour, Swenson, Cleere & Evans by James W. Evans, Phoenix, for Clarence Russell Duncan and Mary Justice Duncan.

Cohen, McGovern, Shorall & Stevens by Larry J. Cohen, Penny Taylor Moore, Phoenix, for Melissa Moonshadow.


MARTONE, Justice.

These are tort actions consolidated for argument and opinion in which the only issue is whether they are barred by the statute of limitations. We conclude that they are.

I. Florez

Gomez, now 30 years old, claims that 18 years ago when he was about 12, Florez, then a priest, molested him. This was between 1978 and 1980. Gomez then led a nomadic life as a stripper and prostitute. Twelve years later, in 1990, he claims...

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