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Diocese of Brooklyn agrees to historic $27.5 million settlement for church staffer’s sexual abuse of 4 boys

Sep 19, 2018 - News by

 

Four boys who said they were abused by a perverted volunteer catechism teacher at a Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn.

The agreement is believed to be the largest settlement ever on behalf of an individual arising out of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, according to attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Peter Saghir. Each boy will receive $6.9 million.

The young victims were abused by Angelo Serrano, who worked at St. Lucy-St. Patrick Catholic Church in Clinton Hill from 2003 to 2009, according to a release. Serrano pleaded guilty in 2011 to inappropriate course of sexual conduct with a child and is serving a 15-year sentence.

A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge wrote that two priests at the small, now-shuttered church, Rev. Frank Shannon and Rev. Stephen Lynch, had ignored glaring red flags about Serrano’s depravity.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-brooklyn-church-abuse-settlement-20180918-story.html

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