ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults.
The settlement with the Diocese of Erie was announced Tuesday by the victim’s attorney, Mitchell Garabedian.READ MORE: Teenager Killed In Late-Night Brookline Shooting
The defrocked priest, David Poulson, was sentenced this year to 2 1/2 to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of one boy and attempted sexual assault of another.
Poulson is one of a handful of priests criminally charged as a result of a Pennsylvania grand jury investigation that detailed decades of abuse by 300 priests.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Storm Chances Simmer Down, Chances Of Rain Remain
He was accused of abusing an altar boy more than 20 times in various rectories.
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The diocese said it would not comment until later in the day.MORE NEWS: Seneca Valley School Board Votes To Remove Mascot, Native American Imagery
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