Insurer for Norwich, Conn. Diocese Settles Another Abuse Case

October 30, 2007

Bishop Michael Cote of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn. says a settlement of $170,000 will be paid to a Pawcatuck man who claims he was molested by a priest in a Stonington church.

The word of the settlement came in a letter from the bishop read during morning services at St. Michael’s Church Sunday.

Cote says the diocese’s insurance company would pay the settlement to 47-year-old James Fish who says he was molested in the church more than 30 years ago.

Fish had filed a lawsuit against the diocese, church and the Rev. Paul Hebert. The bishop’s letter noted that the priest has denied the allegations.

The diocese and its insurance company have now paid $4.6 million to settle simlar lawsuits.


Information from: The Day,

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