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Brooklyn Diocese to pay record abuse settlement

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/19/18, 11:37 am

As fallout continues to spread from the sex abuse scandal within the Roman Catholic Church, the diocese in Brooklyn, N.Y., has agreed to one of the church’s largest-ever settlements to four victims. The diocese will pay out more than $27 million to four men sexually abused as children by a religion teacher in Brooklyn, The New York Times reported.

Angelo Serrano is serving a 15-year prison sentence for the abuse, which took place between 2003 and 2009 when the boys were 8 to 12 years old. Serrano was not a church employee, but a judge in the case said the church ignored clear signs of ongoing misconduct. The settlement followed a statewide investigation announced two weeks ago by the New York attorney general into abuses and a cover-up within the Catholic Church.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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