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Archdiocese of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: (Mar-27-07) A sexual abuse lawsuit was filed against the Archdiocese of Dubuque by nine victims, seven males and two females. The claims related to sexual abuse involving six priests: Patrick McElliot who served at St. Patricks in Ryan; William Schwartz who served at Columbus High School in Waterloo; John Brickle of St. Patrick's in Nevada; Joseph Patnode of St. Patrick's in Nevada; Timothy Devenney, of St. Columkille's in Dubuque; and Allen Schmitt, who served in Sacred Heart in Waterloo. In a settlement reached, the Archdiocese of Dubuque will pay $2.6 million to resolve claims and the suit will not go to trial. Previously, the Archdiocese settled sexual abuse claims by paying $5 million to 20 people in February 2006. [KWWL NEWS: PRIEST ABUSE]

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Published on Mar-29-07


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