Kentucky City Sues Insurer Over Allegedly Unpaid Molestation Claims

January 23, 2009

City officials in Lexington, Kentucky are suing an insurance company they say has failed to pay lawsuit settlements in a child molestation case.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the Urban County Government filed suit against Icarom, based in Ireland, saying the company did not respond to claims over settlements with five plaintiffs.

The cases involved a city program for disadvantaged youth in which some 200 former clients have sued, claiming they were sexually and physically abused by program director Ron Berry.

He was convicted of a dozen sodomy counts in 2000 and served a three-year prison term.

The newspaper reported the five plaintiffs were parties to either a lawsuit that settled for $2.4 million or a pending lawsuit before a federal court in Lexington and said insurance company officials could not be reached for comment.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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