April 05, 2005

Sexual abuse by priests lawsuit settled

Journal Star

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PEORIA - A lawsuit alleging a former altar boy was sexually abused by three former priests was settled last month. Terms were not disclosed.

Details regarding the settlement of the 14-count suit, filed in Peoria County Circuit Court in February 2004, were few. An order in the court file states only the parties mutually sought to dismiss the case because of the settlement.

Officials with the Catholic Diocese of Peoria declined to comment.

Joseph Klest, a suburban Chicago attorney representing 37-year-old Daniel Koenigs, said he had agreed not to discuss specifics.

"The only thing I can say is that the matter has been resolved to everyone's satisfaction," Klest said Monday.

Posted by kshaw at April 5, 2005 08:21 AM