Chart: The price of clergy abuse

  • Updated: November 23, 2013 - 6:50 PM

More than 100 dioceses and religious orders have reached settlements in sexual misconduct lawsuits. Below are some sample settlements, including attorney costs and victim compensation.

 

Archdiocese Settlement Clergy involved Victims

1984-1990 Lafayette, La. $18 million 1 priest (Gauthe) 34 victims

1990 Winona, Twin Cities $1 million 1 priest (Adamson) 1 victim

1992 Fall River, Mass. $8 million 1 priest (Porter) 48 victims

1998 Dallas $31 million 1 priest (Kos) 11 victims

2002 Boston $10 million 1 priest (Geoghan) 70 victims

2003 Boston $84 million 140 priests 552 victims

2003 Chicago $8 million 11 priests 15 victims

2004 Orange County, $100 million 31 priests, 10 lay, 2 nuns, 91 victims

Calif. 1 brother

2005 Boston $33 million ? 257 victims

2006 Dubuque, Iowa $5 million 9 priests 20 victims

2006 Milwaukee $16.6 million 2 priests 10 victims

2007 Los Angeles $660 million 221 priests, brothers, 508 victims

lay teachers and other

church employees

2008 Dubuque, Iowa $4.7 million 9 priests 18 victims

Source: BishopAccountability.org

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