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Chicago Archdiocese settles with sex-abuse accusers
2022-04-27

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A settlement has been reached between the Archdiocese of Chicago and five people who accused five separate priests of sexual abuse—including a high-profile priest who passed away in 2019, ABC 7 Chicago reported.

At the time of his death in November 2019, Father George Clements was facing suspicion following two allegations of sexual abuse against minors, leading the former pastor of Bronzeville's Holy Angels Parish to step aside. He died before the archdiocese's independent review board left one case undetermined and didn't find reason to believe abuse occurred in the other.

On April 26, a legal settlement was announced that, for the first time, names Clements as the alleged sexual abuser of a now 54-year-old Chicago-area man who said he was 7 when the abuse started.

The $800,000 settlement was reached in February and includes five separate cases of alleged abuse that are said to have taken place in the Chicago area in the 1960s and 1970s.

The full article is at abc7chicago.com/father-george-clements-holy-angels-parish-archdiocese-of-chicago-church/11794043/ .


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