February 22, 2006

Record Settlement in Church Abuse Case


Anthony Welsch
KIMT - NewsChannel 3
Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Catholic Church and 20 people who say they were sexually abused by clergy have reached a record $5,000,000 settlement.

The two sides made seperate announcements on Tuesday.

There are areally two parts to the settlement. Each victim gets $250,000. That's the economic side.

But there are some other stipulations in the agreement that are more about piece of mind.

"What's it worth for your child to be sexually molested? 10,000 dollars? 30,000? What's it worth to parents, you know?" Steve Theisen the President of SNAP, a survivor support group tells KIMT Newschannel 3.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:10 AM