Jesuits Settle Suit Over Sexual AbuseMay 18, 2004 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus and the Society of Jesus Alaska have reached a settlement with six Alaska men in a sexual abuse lawsuit, according to one of the lawyers representing the men.
The former altar boys sued the Jesuits and the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks last summer, claiming that the Rev. Jules Convert sexually molested them while he worked as a priest in the villages of St. Marys, Unalakleet, Holy Cross and Kaltag in western Alaska between 1954 and 1979.
The settlement terms also include a provision for lifetime counseling for the victims, as well as a onetime opportunity for the victims, many of whom are Alaska Natives, to obtain vocational training in the occupation of their choice.