Former Sudbury student wins $2.5M settlement

Sudbury Star

April 28, 2018

A man who was abused by a priest in Sudbury five decades ago has won a $2.5-million settlement against the Basilian Fathers of Toronto.

“I hope this outcome will cause the Basilians to rethink their position on how they treat sex abuse victims; stop listening to their legal experts and listen to their hearts and the teachings of Jesus Christ,” Rod MacLeod, now 68, said in a statement.

A Toronto civil jury awarded the damages, believed to be the largest civil award in Canada given to a victim of priest abuse.

MacLeod said he never fully overcame the psychological damaged Father William Hodgson Marshall caused so many years ago.

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