The Diocese of San Bernardino has announced a $3.8 million settlement in two lawsuits which alleged a former Catholic priest sexually abused two children. The priest at the center of the scandal is now 60 years old and defrocked. He pled guilty to lewd and lascivious acts with a 12 year old boy. He served a mere eight months in jail for his crimes.
This was a criminal act by a sick man. The fact that he was a priest is not a mitigating factor but instead an aggravating one as church should be the safest place a child can be outside the care of his or her own family. At the Law Offices of John Day, we are passionate about the rights of victims of sexual abuse. We have successfully made new law in the Tennessee Supreme Court in a sexual abuse case against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville, and John Day has been asked to speak at a seminar hosted by The National Center for Crime Victims to help educate crime victim advocates about protecting victims’ rights through the civil court system.
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