Seattle archdiocese agrees to pay $12 million to abuse victims

Seattle Archdiocese has agreed to pay $US12.1 million to settle 30 sex abuse claims from former students of schools that were run by the Christian Brothers.

One school is still operated by the archdiocese with involvement by the brothers; the other closed in the late 1960s.

The most recent cases are nearly 30 years old and some date back nearly 60 years

Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain said he deeply regretted the pain suffered by victims.

The settlement will be paid out of insurance by the archdiocese.

Victims will also receive settlement money from the Christian Brothers’ bankruptcy proceeding.

Two groups that hold Christian Brothers’ assets sought US federal bankruptcy protection in 2011 in the face of hundreds of abuse claims.

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