Philadelphia Archdiocese Settles $3.5 Million Sex Abuse Suit Involving 14 Year-Old Boy

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that one of its priests sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Delaware County nearly two decades ago. Filed in 2020, the lawsuit alleges that Pastor John Close raped the boy at St. Katharine’s of Siena in Wayne in 2006. The plaintiff, whose … Read more