Catholic Diocese of Charleston

Four men filed a class action lawsuit against the Diocese alleging sexual abuse and misconduct by two priests. One of the plaintiffs claimed that while living at a Catholic orphanage in Charleston in 1967 and 1968, he was repeatedly sexually molested by Father Lawrence Sheedy. The Catholic Diocese of Charleston has agreed to set up a $12 million fund for any additional claims lodged against the Diocese. The four plaintiffs received $460,000 as part of the class action settlement. (Aug-08-06) [WIS TV NEWS]

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