July 14, 2005

Men say priest preyed on African American boys


July 14, 2005 Ten men who say a priest abused them and other African American boys in two South Side Chicago parishes during the 1980s now want church officials to seek out other victims.

Seattle attorney Phillip Aaron says 14 men have reached settlements totaling three (M) million dollars with the Archdiocese of Chicago over abuse allegations against the Reverend Victor Stewart.

Stewart died in 1994. An archdiocese spokesman confirms that the church has settled with the men after determining their claims were believable. But the archdiocese will not make efforts to find other victims.

Posted by kshaw at July 14, 2005 09:00 AM