Diocese of Brooklyn Agrees to Historic Settlement Over Sex Abuse

In a historic decision, the Diocese of Brooklyn has agreed to a $27.5 million settlement over sexual abuse by a former volunteer church worker. This is the largest U.S. settlement paid to individual sexual abuse victims within the Catholic Church.

The settlement will be paid to four male victims who were abused by Angelo Serrano. Serrano was the director of religious education at St. Lucy – St. Patrick Catholic Church in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn when the abuse took place, between 2003 and 2009.

The victims, now ages 19 to 21, have chosen to keep their identities private. Each will receive $6.8 million in the settlement.

Serrano is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

“No amount of compensation could make up for the abuse these boys suffered, but hopefully this settlement allows them to get the help they need,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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