April 28, 2005

Tucson diocese files asset disclosure


New details are in from the Diocese of Tucson on how it proposes to pay the victims of the sexual abuse scandal.

Church lawyers filed the plan shortly before midnight Monday.

The document is important because, for the first time, the Diocese of Tucson is discussing dollar amounts.

The Diocese proposes to limit its payout to alleged sex abuse victims to $20 million.

Alleged victims would collect between $100,000 and $600,000 each. The exact amount would be based on criteria including their age, emotional injury and how long the abuse lasted.

Posted by kshaw at April 28, 2005 05:12 AM