Documents: Milwaukee archdiocese paid big sums to some sex abuse victims, but most got little

  • Article by: M.L. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 11:33 PM

MILWAUKEE — Clergy sex abuse victims have long accused the Archdiocese of Milwaukee of spending more money on lawyers to protect itself than to care for those who suffered at the hands of abusive priests. An Associated Press analysis of documents released this week found most of the $30 million the archdiocese paid out through mid-2012 went to victim settlements and therapy, but the bulk of it went to just a few victims — while hundreds of others got no money at all.

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