Fugitive Irish Priest’s Case ‘Settled’

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The Diocese of Stockton [California] settled a lawsuit over alleged sexual abuse by Father Michael Kelly. The Diocese agreed to pay the unidentified victim and his attorneys $3.75 million.

The settlement will end more than four-and-a-half years of litigation. A 12-person jury had already found Fr. Kelly guilty of sexual abuse earlier this year, the second phase of the trial started about a week and a half ago.

The victim released a statement Friday morning, stating “This 4½ years of litigation and 10-week trial has been the most difficult experience of my life, but I feel I have received justice today, not for me, but for that 10-year old boy who Fr. Kelly hurt so badly.”

Fr. Kelly is believed to be in Ireland right now, after sending a note to the Diocese stating he had gone there to be with family.

Diocese Settles Abuse Case Against Fr. Kelly (Fox40.com)

Previously: Fugitive Priest’s Letter

3 thoughts on “Fugitive Irish Priest’s Case ‘Settled’

  1. Instant Karma Police 'n' Thieves

    The RCC is hit where they feel it most – in the pocket.

    So, is this priest still a priest? Has the RCC kicked him out, or is he getting a nice retirement in Ireland?

    How do we know he isn’t grooming more victims?

  2. Man

    Yes.
    I don’t know.
    I don’t know.
    Does that mean you want to know that he is or that he isn’t?

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