Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Courtney
Edward C. (Chris)   B Sued CFC - Congregation of Christian Brothers Accused of abuse of at least 55 boys. Order knew in 1960s about abuse yet allowed to teach in IL, MI, NV, NY & WA. Left order 1983. Worked in public schools in WA until accusations surfaced. Pled guilty 1988 to indecent liberties; 2-year probation. Said to be over 50 victims. 5 plaintiffs settled for $1.9M 2/07. Suit filed 2006 re abuse of 1 in 1980 at St Alphonsus School in Seattle & at O'Dea; settled for $1.1M fall 2007. Suits filed 3/09, 11/22/11 (7 claims) and 3/13 (15 claims). Order agreed to $16.5M settlement w 400 plaintiffs re abuse by multiple order brothers 5/13. Allegations against Courtney by 52 of 400 claimants. Archdiocese announced 6/25/14 $12.1M settlement of 30 claims against order, archdiocese, Briscoe School and Seattle's Bishop O'Dea HS. 11 of the claims re abuse by Courtney. Known in 2/16 to have been living in HI. Included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with allegations. Seattle, WA Source:
Seattle Times 02.07.07; Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11.15.07; Seattle Times 11.15.07; Post-Intelligencer 03.20.09; Chicago Now 09.08.09; JB et al v Archbishop of Seattle 08-2-02341-9SEA, Pltts Obj to Def MSJ 10.12.09; Seattle Times 04.28.11; Summary and Documents 04.29.11; SNAP Statement 05.23.11; Seattle Times 11.24.11; Monterey Herald 02.27.12; Chicago Sun-Times 04.12.12; CBS Chicago 07.31.12; Southtown Star 07.31.12; MyNorthwest 03.11.13; Seattle Times 03.14.13; Chicago Tribune 05.24.13; Seattle Weekly News 05.08.14; SNAP Statement 05.08.14; SNAP Statement re Pending Settlement 05.08.14; Q13 Fox 06.25.14; Seattle Archdiocesan List 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Los Angeles Times 02.12.16; SNAP 02.12.16; Worthy Adversary 02.14.16; Patch 02.15.16; Hawaii News Now 02.25.16; Christian Brothers Sex Abuse site 02.26.16; News Tribune 09.26.17; Northwest Public Radio 09.26.17; Los Angeles Times 10.13.17
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