Santa Rosa Diocese Settles Abuse Lawsuit against Lake County Priest
The Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa Has Settled a Lawsuit against a Lake County Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing a Boy More Than a Decade Ago

Seattle Times
March 17, 2009

SANTA ROSA, Calif. —

The Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has settled a lawsuit against a Lake County priest accused of sexually abusing a boy more than a decade ago.

Diocese officials said Tuesday that they can't give out any details of last month's settlement in the case involving the Rev. Ted Oswald.

The diocese previously has acknowledged paying nearly $25 million to an undisclosed number of people who asserted they were molested by at least six priests.

Christopher Griego of Tracy alleged sexual abuse between 1988 and 1995 while Oswald was serving at St. Mary Immaculate Church in Lakeport. Oswald has not served as a priest since the civil lawsuit was filed last summer.


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