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Some major settlements in Catholic clergy abuse cases

Feb 1, 2006 | AP Sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests has cost the U.S. church more than $1 billion since 1950. Here are some of the largest known payouts to victims since the crisis intensified in 2002 with revelations that a molester priest was moved among parishes in the Boston Archdiocese without alerting parents or police:

Diocese of Orange, Calif., 2004, $100 million for 90 abuse claims.

Diocese of Covington, Ky., 2006, up to $85 million for 361 people.
Archdiocese of Boston, 2003, $85 million for 552 claims.

Diocese of Oakland, Calif., 2005, $56 million to 56 people.

Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., 2003, $25.7 million to 243 victims.

Diocese of Tucson, Ariz., 2005, agrees to fund a settlement trust worth about $22 million for more than 50 victims as part of a plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

Diocese of Providence, R.I., 2002, $13.5 million to settle 36 claims.

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