The unnamed 19-year-old Geneva woman has also filed suit against the priest, Mark Campobello. He began serving an eight-year prison term last month after pleading guilty to abusing the Geneva woman and another teenage girl.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Kane County Court. It accuses the diocese of negligence for failing to evaluate Campobello's suitability for interaction with adolescents.
The woman seeks more than $50,000 from Campobello and the diocese. Diocese attorney Ellen Lynch declined to comment.