Diocese Agrees to Pay $2.25 Million in Wrongful Death Suit
July 8, 2013
The Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese has reached a settlement with the family of a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after claims that he was molested by a priest.
The diocese agreed to pay $2.25 million to the family of Brian Teeman. The Diocese will also place a bench at Nativity of Mary Parish in Brian's memory.
In a statement, the diocese said they agreed to the settlement after considering the financial and emotional toll on all parties of an anticipated four-week trial.
"In these circumstances, the Diocese believes that the settlement is in the best interest of the Teeman family, Nativity of Mary parish community and the people of the Diocese as a whole," the statement reads.