July 06, 2005

Church faces record abuse payout

BBC News

A Kentucky judge has provisionally approved the largest payout yet in the US Catholic Church abuse scandal.

The settlement, between a diocese in the state and an unknown number of sexual abuse victims, amounts to a record $120m (68m).

The class-action suit accused the Church of covering up child abuse by priests and others over 50 years.

The scandal has cost the Church more than $1bn in payouts since 1950,an Associated Press review says.

Posted by kshaw at July 6, 2005 08:53 AM