Sr. Benen Kent

Order: OSF
Status: Settled

Died: 06/24/2003
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Given name Margaret Agnes. Took first vows in 1938. Accused in a 2005 suit by a woman of abuse when she was a child 1962-67. Two more women filed suit in 2006. They claim the order knew Kent was mentally ill and had behaved questionably with children. Allegedly abused in Chicago IL and MN. Died in 2003. In 4/07 Court dismissed one suit on SOL, parts of a second and left the third intact. Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal 4/30/08. Claims settled in 9/08. Two women received $400K total. Other accusers have come forward. Suit filed in Winona MN in 4/16 alleging sexual abuse by Kenan of two minors 1958-61.

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