Catholic Church settles Seattle school abuse judgement

Thirty men who claimed they were sexually abused while attending two Catholic schools in the Seattle, Washington area will share $12 million.

The Archdiocese of Seattle has agreed to pay $12.125 million to the men who were sexually abused decades ago while students at Seattle’s O’Dea High School and nearby Kent’s Briscoe Memorial School.

The men claimed in their lawsuits that the archdiocese failed to protect them from “known abusers,” including two teachers who were members of the Roman Catholic “Christian Brothers” order. That order filed for bankruptcy in April 2011.

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