Stockton diocese pays $2 million in latest O'Grady lawsuits
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.
- Calif. diocese settles 2 more O'Grady abuse cases (AP)
- Priest at focus of child-abuse documentary is re-arrested on child-porn charges (CWN, 12/13)