Former Priest Agrees to Pay Child Abuse Victims $5 Million

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The former Catholic priest involved in many of the child sex abuse allegations in Spokane has agreed to pay his victims $5 million in order to avoid a trial that was scheduled this week.

The catch is that Patrick O'Donnell doesn't have the money and his victims may never be paid.

But a lawyer for the two dozen victims says they want to put the
issue behind them, and getting O'Donnell to confess to his actions
will help that occur. A hearing is set for tomorrow.

Lawsuits filed by O'Donnell's victims were a major factor in the recent bankruptcy of the Spokane Catholic Diocese.

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