Chicago archdiocese reaches $800,000 settlement over sex abuse claims involving civil rights activist priest

April 29, 2022 | Aeteia

By Zelda Caldwell | Aleteia
Photo: Fr. George Clements, public domain

Rev. George Clements was accused of molesting a boy in the 1970s.

The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to a settlement of $800,000 over charges that a well-known priest sexually abused a boy between 1974 and 1979. The settlement included sexual abuse charges against four other clergy members.

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