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Catholic order reaches USD 1M settlement over sexual abuse

Mitchell Garabedian says one of the victims wrote about her abuse to the late Cardinal Bernard Law, which proved that the former archbishop of Boston knew of sexual abuse by priests.

By: AP | Boston | July 18, 2018 1:26:29 pm
Boston Globe, Roman Catholic Church, Sexual abuse by priests, Sexual abuse by church, child molestation, child rape, Cardinal Law, Reverend John Gallagher, Reverend Robert Turnbull, World News, Indian Express Victims between 9-12 years of age were abused by Revs. John Gallagher and Robert Turnbull in the 1970s and early 1980s. (Representational).

A Roman Catholic order has agreed to pay USD 1 million to eight people who say they were sexually abused by two priests in Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe reports attorney Mitchell Garabedian said yesterday the settlement with his clients and the Order of Saint Augustine was decided last month.

The Augustinians say they settled due to a “desire to promote healing.”

Garabedian says five men and three women were abused by the Revs. John Gallagher and Robert Turnbull in the 1970s and early 1980s. The victims were 9 to 12 years old at the time.

Garabedian says one of the victims wrote about her abuse to the late Cardinal Bernard Law, which proved that the former archbishop of Boston knew of sexual abuse by priests.

Both Gallagher and Turnbull have since died.

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