Jesuits to settle Alaska clergy abuse claims for $50M Katerina Ossenova at 8:50 AM ET
[JURIST] The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus [official website] has agreed to pay $50 million to settle more than 100 claims of sexual abuse by its Jesuit priests in Alaska. The claims involved 13 or 14 priests and spanned nearly 30 years. As part of the settlement, which has not yet received final approval, the Roman Catholic religious order will not admit fault in the cases. None of the priests involved have been criminally charged. AP has more. The Anchorage Daily News has local coverage.
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