Court Records Showed a Case

United Press International
May 6, 1988

Court records Friday showed a case involving an 18-year-old who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest three years ago was settled for $595,000 dollars.

The case concerned the Rev. Dennis Pecore, 36, who was assigned to the Mother of Good Counsel parish and the assault happened in 1985 when the youth was 15. Last September Pecore was sentenced to a year in the House of Corrections with work-release privileges after being found guilty of second-degree sexual assault of the youth.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Robert J. Miech ruled because the victim was no longer a minor, the record could be opened to the public. The settlement, which was reached before the family filed a lawsuit, had been sealed since it had been agreed on in July 1987.


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