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Sep 27, 2018

Loretta Merritt comments on the London Diocese sexual abuse case settlements

Irene Deschenes reported being sexually abused by Father Charles Sylvestre in 1994 and later settled a civil suit. Now, Deschenes is going to court to reopen her settlement because she claims it was based on misinformation.  Survivor of Catho...

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Dec 07, 2018

Loretta Merritt comments on the re-opened London Diocese sexual abuse case settlements

In a rare legal decision, a judge has set aside an 18-year-old settlement in a civil lawsuit that child sexual abuse survivor Irene Deschenes signed with the Diocese of London, saying the church failed to disclose key information about previous sexual assault allegations that would have drastically changed the terms of the settlement.

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