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Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Pay $3.5 Million in Sexual Assault Case

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was sexually assaulted by a priest when he was 14 years old.

The man, now 30 years old, claims the assault occurred in 2006 when he attended religious classes at St. Katherine’s of Sienna, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, according to Philadelphia-based law firm, Kline & Specter.

The lawsuit claims that the late Pastor John Close sexually assaulted the student and warned him not to tell anyone.

Read the source article at NBC10 Philadelphia

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