New Ulm Diocese Settles With Clergy Sex Abuse Victims
New Ulm, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Catholic Diocese of New Ulm has come to terms with dozens of victims of clergy sex abuse.
Attorney Jeff Anderson today announced a settlement in Diocese of New Ulm bankruptcy case which will result in the payment of $34 million to the 93 people who filed claims against the church after it entered bankruptcy proceedings. Anderson says the settlement calls for the southern Minnesota Diocese and its parishes to contribute $8 million, while the remainder of the payment will be funded by insurance carriers.
“This is a big day for the survivors,” said Jeff Anderson, attorney for many of the New Ulm survivors. “Throughout this process, all of the survivors have demonstrated tremendous courage and patience. They have advanced the child protection movement and made their communities safer for kids.”
The settlement still needs to be approved by a federal bankruptcy judge and the 93 sex abuse victims.