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Peoria Diocese Pays To Settle Normal Sex Abuse Case

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 07:01:23 CDT
By: AP

A former altar boy's lawyer says the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria will pay $1.35 million to settle a case of sexual abuse that took place when Newark Archbishop John J. Myers was in charge there. The lawsuit alleges Myers didn't take action against an abusive priest. Lawyer Jeff Anderson accuses Myers of failing to protect children. Anderson says on Later today he'll release a deposition of Myers being questioned about the case. The Peoria diocese and its lawyer and a spokesman for Myers haven't returned requests for comment. The ex-altar boy accuses the late Msgr. Thomas Maloney of molesting him at a church in Normal in the mid-1990s. Myers has been under fire in Newark for his handling of a priest who broke an agreement with prosecutors not to have contact with minors.

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