A $10 million settlement was announced on the eve of jury deliberations in a lawsuit filed against the diocese by former altar boy Jon David Couzens. He accused the late Monsignor Thomas O’Brien of sexual abuse in the early 1980s. The settlement may have closed some legal cases, but it left church responsibility in sexual abuse cases unresolved.
A $10 million settlement was announced on the eve of jury deliberations in a lawsuit filed against the diocese by former altar boy Jon David Couzens. He accused the late Monsignor Thomas O’Brien of sexual abuse in the early 1980s. The settlement may have closed some legal cases, but it left church responsibility in sexual abuse cases unresolved. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star
A $10 million settlement was announced on the eve of jury deliberations in a lawsuit filed against the diocese by former altar boy Jon David Couzens. He accused the late Monsignor Thomas O’Brien of sexual abuse in the early 1980s. The settlement may have closed some legal cases, but it left church responsibility in sexual abuse cases unresolved. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star

In sexual abuse lawsuit, neither the Kansas City diocese nor those suing it scored a clear win

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