Victims to give sworn statements, mediation moves forward in Guam’s clergy sex abuse cases

Pacific Daily News

March 20, 2018

By Haidee V. Eugenio

Clergy sex abuse accusers will begin providing sworn statements for case review and claims evaluation Wednesday. Mediation has been pushed back to Sept. 17-19 as part of the process to try to settle 160 sex abuse cases.

A new lawsuit was filed Tuesday, with another Capuchin Franciscan priest named as a defendant for the first time.

Three sets of lawyers, led by Attorneys Delia Lujan Wolff/David Lujan, Kevin Fowler and Michael Berman, are proceeding with mediation for 150 plaintiffs. Ten other accusers, represented by attorney Anthony Perez, haven’t signed off on the proposed pre-mediation protocols due to settlement concerns.

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