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Tri-Cities area school district sued for enabling child pornographer

July 23rd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Tri-City Herald - Sara Schilling

Prosser School District officials knew a former staffer had engaged in “grooming behavior” with students, yet they allowed him to keep working with kids and even paved the way for him to teach in nearby Granger, a new lawsuit says. And while in Granger, Stephen J. Castilleja’s troubling behavior went unchecked — and one of […]

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Sexual abuse lawsuit involving Yakima law firm comes to a close

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: NBCrightnow.com

YAKIMA, WA – It’s been seven years since a lawsuit involving 86 claims of sexual abuse against a church in Great Falls, Montana began. This week, that lawsuit came to an end. The law firm that started the case back in 2011 is Tamaki Law Offices located in Yakima. The church, the Diocese of Great […]

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Diocese of Great Falls-Billings settles sexual abuse lawsuit for $20 million

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KULR8.com

The Diocese of Great Falls/Billings has agreed to settle 86 sexual abuse claims for $20 million, ending a lawsuit that began in 2011. The lawsuit alleges that multiple priests and nuns working for the diocese sexually abused children from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Diocese filed for bankruptcy in March of 2017, just months […]

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Montana Diocese reaches $20M settlement with Catholic sex abuse victims

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Billings Gazette - Phoebe Tollefson

After six years of litigation and three attempts at mediation, victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in Eastern Montana have reached a settlement with the church. The tentative $20 million agreement with the Great Falls-Billings Diocese was announced Friday by the diocese and two law firms representing the victims. The bankruptcy judge and the victims […]

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Great Falls-Billings Catholic Diocese reaches settlement with sex abuse victims for $20 million

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Great Falls Tribune - Seaborn Larson

The revelation that the Great Falls-Billings Diocese agreed to pay $20 million to sex abuse victims of past clergy should feel like a triumph to those affected by molestation. But, as a few victims put it Friday, money doesn’t solve problems like that. “To me it means justice, to an extent,” one man said. “Nothing will […]

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