The Erie Diocese paid $31.35 million to handle clergy sex abuse claims. The diocese paid $16.6 million directly to survivors from its victim compensation fund.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are taking a two-pronged approach to pass legislation for sex abuse survivors. If passed, the law would open a 2-year “look back” window.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh has settled 224 sexual abuse claims for $19.2 million through its victim compensation fund.
A mistake by the Pennsylvania Department of State delayed a proposed constitutional amendment to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors.
The PA House of Representatives approved a bill to open a “look back” window for child sexual abuse cases. The Senate will review the bill next.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese paid $50 million to more than 200 sex abuse victims. The compensation was paid through the archdiocese's compensation fund.