Win for vic­tims

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

THE Catholic Church’s set­tle­ment with a man raped by a pe­dophile priest shows clergy sex abuse vic­tims are start­ing to get ac­count­abil­ity, says a lawyer on the case.

Lawyer Judy Courtin rep­re­sented the vic­tim in a civil case at the Supreme Court of Vic­to­ria, con­firmed a set­tle­ment but would not con­firm re­ports of a $1m pay­ment.

Dr Courtin said this was the first civil case where the church had pub­licly ad­mit­ted le­gal li­a­bil­ity, ahead of a set­tle­ment.

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