Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hartford Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Claim for $750,000

The Archdiocese of Hartford has agreed to a $750,000 settlement in the latest case against the Rev. Stephen Foley, a former fire chaplain who was removed from his parish in 1993. This is the 13th settlement involving Foley, who allegedly lured young teenage boys into his psuedo-police car, got them drunk and molested them. Plaintiff William Noll alleged that he was abused starting in 1978, when he was 14 and Foley was working as associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Church inWindsor Locks. Noll was not a member of Foley's church but met Foley at a convenience store in town.

As part of the settlement, a videotape of Foley being questioned during his deposition can be available to victims of clergy sexual abuse. Read more.

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