Newfoundland Diocese Agrees to $200,000.00 Sex Abuse Settlement

by John McKiggan

Priest Convicted of Sexual Abuse 20 years Ago

More than 20 years ago Father James Hickey was convicted of sexually abusing a number of alter boys in the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Johns, Newfoundland.

Since then, the boys, now men, who were sexually abused by Hickey, have been fighting the Catholic Church in Court seeking compensation for their injuries.

The St. Johns Telegram has reported that the Diocese has finally agreed to settle one of the lawsuits for $200,000.00.

I have reported before of the efforts of the Church to fight the claims of abuse survivors.

Why the Antigonish Diocese Sexual Abuse Class Action Settlement is the Right Thing to do.

Perhaps this survivor can move forward with his life, now that the Diocese has been held accountable for the abuse he suffered.

For the last 18 years I have dedicated my practice to helping survivors of sexual abuse. If you or a loved one have been a victim of sexual abuse you can contact me for a free copy of my book: The Survivor’s Guide to Abuse Compensation Claims.

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