Sacramento bishop announces compensation plan for victims of sexual abuse

Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto announced the creation of a compensation program for victims of sexual abuse.

Posted: May 14, 2019 1:19 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 1:20 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto announced the creation of a compensation program for victims of sexual abuse.

The announcement comes after the Sacramento Diocese published a list of clergy accused of abusing minors and adults. 

Soto said that victims of the alleged abuse will be able to apply for compensation regardless of when the abuse occurred. 

The program is a joint effort between six California dioceses including Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego. 

“No amount of money can make up for the evil done to victims of priestly sex abuse. I acknowledge the pain that was caused, my shame and sorrow that it happened in the name of the Church, and my intention to help victim/survivors heal from that abuse," Soto said. 

See the full details of the compensation plan in the document below: 

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