8 months More abuse victims may sue Pell over redress Manilatimes |World
SYDNEY: Cardinal George Pell’s sex crime conviction is expected to unleash a flood of lawsuits by abuse victims who fear they were cheated by a compensation scheme set up by the disgraced cleric himself, lawyers said. The most senior Catholic clergyman found guilty of child sex abuse, Pell is behind bars awaiting sentencing for assaulting two choirboys in 1996 to 1997, shortly after he was appointed Archbishop of Melbourne. Around the same time, Pell set up the “Melbourne Response” a redress plan to compensate victims of clerical abuse in Australia’s Victoria state. The plan required sex abuse victims to waive ... more