January 08, 2006

Judge to review sex-abuse settlement

The Courier-Journal

By Brett Barrouquere
Associated Press

Receiving a settlement check for abuse at the hands of a priest did not stop Kay Montgomery's memories of what happened to her.

Montgomery, who settled with the Catholic Church in January 2005 for an undisclosed amount of money, predicted that victims in the class-action lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, Ky., will find a similar lack of satisfaction.

"It would be nice if it were that easy," said Montgomery, who was abused as a teenager in the 1960s by a priest from Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell.

"We still have to live our lives and deal with what happened to us."

The victims in the case against the Covington diocese will get another day in court tomorrow.

Posted by kshaw at January 8, 2006 08:04 AM