Former New Mexico Priest Gets 30 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said. U.S District Judge Martha Vazquez imposed the sentence in Albuquerque federal court on … Read more

Bankrupt Minnesota Diocese Reaches Settlement With Abuse Victims

The Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, and people who say they were abused by its priests when they were children have reached a $40 million deal to settle their claims and allow the Roman Catholic diocese to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, lawyers in the case said on Wednesday. Insurers for the diocese, including Liberty Mutual, … Read more

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