Fr. Victor E. Stewart

Ordained: 1978
Status: Settled

Died: 06/6/1994
Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Sued. Accused of abuse of at least 22 boys. By 7/05, 14 alleged victims had settled their claims against the archdiocese for a total of $3M and settlements were pending for 8 other accusers. Died in 6/94. In 2005 several alleged victims filed a complaint accusing Chicago police of complicity in their abuse by silencing some of them when they tried to tell in the 1990s. Total of 33 claims against him by 2009. Personnel file released in 1/14.

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