87 People Claim Sexual Abuse by Colorado Diocese Priests
Posted on: June 30, 2020 Catholic Church Sexual Abuse
In October of 2019 an Independent Compensation Program (ICP) in Colorado was finalized allowing those sexually abused as minors by clergy in the Dioceses of Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo the ability to file claims. The unveiling of the program coincided with the Attorney General of Colorado releasing the names 43 priests accused of sexual abuse within the Catholic Dioceses of Colorado.
At the onset of the program, the independent administrators sent information to 65 people who had previously reported sexual abuse. As of February 2020, the oversight committee of Colorado’s Independent Compensation Program, which had a filing deadline of January 31, 2020, stated 87 victims had filed claims.
As of April 2020, the Colorado priest abuse reparations program has paid more than $3 million to 28 victims. Amy Weiss, program spokeswoman said “the paid claims include at least one from each diocese.”
Even though Colorado’s reparations program deadline has passed, it does not mean victims who had not filed through the program are left with no options. An experienced clergy abuse attorney can help you understand the legal options still available to you.
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