Sep 20, 2018

Diocese of Brooklyn reaches record settlement with abuse victims

A catholic church.

St. Lucy's-St. Patrick's Church in Brooklyn, where some of the abuse by Angelo Serrano took place. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Diocese of Brooklyn, along with an after-school progam, reached a $27.5 million settlement this week with four sexual abuse victims, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The Times notes that this is "one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims" from Church-related abuse allegations. The four victims, who will each receive more than $6 million of the total settlement, were between the ages of 8 and 12 when they claim they were abused by catechism teacher Angelo Serrano from 2003 to 2009.

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