March 16, 2006

Miss. Diocese settles sex suits for $5.1M

Sun Herald

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson agreed Thursday to pay $5.1 million to 19 people who claimed they were molested by priests over three decades.
"I sincerely hope that this settlement will bring a sense of peace to all those who have suffered as a result of the acts of a few," Bishop Joseph Latino said in a statement.
The settlement includes three brothers who filed a $48 million lawsuit against the diocese in 2002, and 16 "John Does" who filed similar complaints.

Posted by kshaw at March 16, 2006 07:59 PM