April 20, 2006

Ex-Indiana priest named in abuse case

Indianapolis Star

By Robert King
A Roman Catholic diocese in Vermont has agreed to pay a record $965,000 settlement in a sexual abuse case involving a priest who had a documented history of abusing children at parishes in Indiana.

The Diocese of Burlington agreed to settle with Michael Gay, 38, in the first of 12 cases involving former priest Edward O. Paquette. Paquette was a priest in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend from 1964-71.

The Burlington Free Press reported that the settlement was the largest in a priest abuse case in Vermont's history.

Posted by kshaw at April 20, 2006 07:07 AM