According to a Tuesday report, a New York Catholic diocese is part of a $27.5 million settlement against the embattled church for the sexual abuse of four men.
“Four men who were repeatedly sexually abused as children by a religion teacher at a Roman Catholic church reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn and a local after-school program on Tuesday, in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims of abuse within the church,” the report said.
The men were abused by 67-year-old Angelo Serrano, who taught catechism classes and organized religious education programs at St. Lucy’s – St.Patrick’s Church in Brooklyn. He reportedly abused them at the church, during the after school program, and in his apartment.
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