Religious order must pay $6.4M for abuse committed by lay teacher
July 06, 2012
A Seattle court has ruled that the Oblates of Mary Immaculate must pay $6.4 million to a 65-year-old man who said he was abused by a lay teacher at the school between 1961 and 1964. The teacher, who later became school principal, died in the 1970s.
The man, who later became a police officer, testified that when he told an Oblate priest five decades ago that he was being abused, the priest called him a liar and said he would go to hell if he spoke with anyone about it. During the trial, two other men testified they were abused by the teacher.
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