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Stockton diocese pays $2 million in latest O'Grady lawsuits

Catholic World News - December 16, 2010

The Diocese of Stockton, California, has settled 2 more lawsuits involving sexual abuse by the notorious former priest Oliver O’Grady.

The diocese agreed to pay out $2 million to settle the latest claims of abuse by O’Grady, who served as a priest in the Stockton diocese from 1971 to 1993. O’Grady, who has served 7 years in California prisons on sex-abuse charges, is the focus of the documentary film Deliver Us from Evil. The Stockton diocese has now paid over $20 million to O’Grady’s victims.

O’Grady, who has been laicized by the Church and deported to his native Ireland, was arrested earlier this week in Dublin on child-pornography charges.

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