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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 04:26 AM

Some 70 Guam child sexual abuse claims settled by Boy Scouts, Capuchins, Sisters of Mercy

Some 70 child sexual abuse claims on Guam have been settled, including 44 that the Boy Scouts of America recently offered to settle with plaintiffs alleging abuses by a priest who also served as a scout master.

The amounts of final and proposed settlements have been kept confidential.

Attorney Michael Berman, representing 52 Guam clergy sex abuse survivors, told the court during a joint status hearing on Friday that his law firm settled 44 claims against the Boy Scouts two weeks ago in Honolulu.

Since then, he's met with the survivors to explain to them about the proposed settlement. He said everyone he's met with so far agreed to the Boy Scouts' proposed settlement.

"There's a small sense of relief," Berman said, noting that most of the survivors he represents named three defendants, the Boy Scouts, the Capuchins and the Archdiocese of Agana.

Read more: https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2019/06/28/boy-scouts-capuchins-settle-some-70-guam-child-sexual-abuse-claims/1591043001/
(Guam Pacific Daily News)

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