Church Offers to Settle More Abuse Claims

From Times Wire Reports

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has offered to settle another round of sexual abuse claims for less per person than it paid in hundreds of cases two years ago.

The payout would total about $7.5 million for about 100 plaintiffs. That would amount to an average payout of $75,000, the Boston Globe reported Friday. The 2003 settlements, to 554 people, averaged $153,000.

The archdiocese said the amount of money offered reflects “its deteriorated financial condition” since the last settlement.