April 21, 2006

Settlement gives abuse victim peace of mind


11:20 AM EDT on Friday, April 21, 2006

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- “I don't foresee this same scenario playing out in a church or other organization."

Kyle Burden's memory won't fade, but he hopes his $300,000 settlement says a ton.

“It was about making the church, holding them accountable, not just to compensate people but … What they did was wrong, and that's why we stuck to our guns through the whole process,” he says.

Nearly three years ago, the Archdiocese of Louisville settled 240 lawsuits as part of a class action. Kyle Burden's wasn't one of them. He went alone, two decades after a meeting with his reverend at St. Rita's Catholic Church.

Burden's incident with Daniel Clark came during the late spring of 1982 when he was 12 years old.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2006 06:32 PM