Largest sexual abuse settlement reached with Oregon Province Jesuits


The largest settlement yet against a Catholic religious order has been reached between the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus and several sexual abuse victims in Alaska, according to Anchorage lawyer Ken Roosa. 

The AP has reported that the Jesuit order will pay $50 million to compensate damages that involved roughly 13 priests during the years of 1961 and 1987 with victims ranging from age five to teenagers.

There are ten provinces within the Jesuit Order in the United States.  The Oregon Province that consists of the states Oregon, Montana, Washington, Idaho and Alaska reports to superiors in Rome and is separate from the Archdiocese of Portland.

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