More lawsuits have been filed in Jackson County Circuit Court against a former Kansas City priest accused of sexual abuse. Four more men allege former priest Thomas Reardon sexually abused them when they were boys. Reardon, who left the priesthood in 1989, is also facing legal action from a group of men filing lawsuits since January. Reardon has denied previous allegations of abuse. The suits name the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and two members of the Church hierarchy as co-defendants, alleging the Diocese could have acted to prevent abuse years ago and failed to do so.