January 14, 2005

Catholic Diocese settles lawsuit

Lexington Herald-Leader

By Karla Ward

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington has settled a lawsuit brought by a Lexington woman who says she was sexually molested by a priest in the 1960s and who has been a vocal advocate for victims of sex abuse by priests.

Kay Montgomery and her attorney, Al Grasch, declined to disclose the monetary amount of the settlement.

"The case was never about money," Grasch said. "The case was about finding out about what the church knew and what they did to conceal it."

Montgomery's case was one of the last remaining cases in Lexington brought against the Covington Diocese (although a class-action lawsuit against the Covington Diocese is still pending in Boone County).

Posted by kshaw at January 14, 2005 07:44 AM