Catholic Diocese of Columbus reaches settlement in sexual abuse claims against Monsignor


August 26, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has reached a $1 million settlement involving a complaint against Monsignor Thomas Bennett.

The settlement comes after a former student at Columbus’ St. Charles Preparatory School filed a lawsuit accusing the late Monsignor Bennett of sexual abuse.

The Diocese of Columbus encourages anyone who may have experienced sexual abuse by clergy or others associated within the Church to notify law enforcement immediately as well as the Diocesan Victim’s Assistance Coordinator at 614-241-2568 ext. 1546 or

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