Boston archdiocese settles abuse suits

April 06, 2004|By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has reached settlements with four men who say they were sexually abused by the Rev. Paul R. Shanley and who opted out of an $85 million agreement brokered last year with hundreds of people who say they were abused by priests.

The settlements, reached late Sunday night, mean that nearly all of the civil cases against Shanley have been resolved.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs did not reveal specifics of the settlements, but said payments would exceed the maximum of $300,000 in last year's settlement.

Shanley, 73, still faces criminal charges for abusing four men and is free on $300,000 bond. His trial is scheduled to start Oct. 12.

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