A student was abused by a peer at a Florida Catholic school. School officials ignored her claims. She and her parents are suing the school.
Citing the financial impacts of abuse claims and the pandemic, the NY Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Camden in NJ filed for bankruptcy in Oct.
A deadline was set for victims filing sex abuse claims against the Syracuse Diocese. Victims must file a claim by April 15, 2021, to receive compensation.
In 2020, many states passed or proposed bills to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors. Although some bills failed, lawmakers continue to fight for victims.
The Richmond Diocese published a report on the conclusion of its victim compensation program. The diocese will pay $6.3 million to 51 survivors.
After revealing she was abused at a boarding school for troubled teens, reality TV star Paris Hilton is advocating for the school’s closure.