Sexually abused by a local priest? Here’s how you can file a claim

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

February 28, 2020

By Steve Orr

Claimants must get their form to Stretto, a bankruptcy-support company based in California hired by the diocese to handle claims.

Aug. 13 deadline has been set as the deadline for filing claims against the Rochester diocese for past sexual abuse of minors by priests and other church ministers.

An order signed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Paul Warren on Tuesday also specified the means by which people can file claims and laid out a plan to advertise the process throughout New York state.

Diocesan officials have said they’ve received notice of more than 200 allegations of past abuse by church ministers, though the final number of claims is likely to be higher.

The deadline and other details of the claims process were set as part of the diocese’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in which diocesan officials are hoping to raise funds to pay abuse claimants while preserving sufficient assets to continue their ministry.

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