May 17, 2005

Priest settles lawsuits with 14 men alleging abuse


DES MOINES, Iowa A retired Davenport priest says he's sorry for actions that led 14 men to file lawsuits against him for sexual abuse.

The Reverend Francis Bass issued the statement yesterday, which confirms a monetary settlement with the men.

In the statement, he acknowledges the evidence against him and says it's in everyone's best interest to settle the claims.

Posted by kshaw at May 17, 2005 06:56 AM