March 27, 2005

Church to pay abuse victims $3.6 million

STOCKTON (CA)
Union-Tribune

UNION-TRIBUNE
March 27, 2005

STOCKTON The Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle claims by two victims molested by a Lodi priest who was later deported to Ireland.

The two unidentified victims are now in their 40s. They were elementary school students ages 11 and 12 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi when they were molested by the Rev. Oliver O'Grady. O'Grady was convicted in 1993 of molesting the boys and served seven years before he was deported.

The victims' attorneys, Gregory Davenport and Jeffrey Silvia, said Friday each victim will get $1.8 million.

Posted by kshaw at March 27, 2005 08:16 AM