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Clergy sex abuse victims can now register for compensation in California

Posted: 9:17 AM, Sep 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-17 12:17:54-04

People who have been sexually abused by California priests can register for a new independent compensation program.

The archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose Gomez, says it doesn't matter when the abuse happened a victim can register at any time.

Victims of priests in the dioceses of Los Angeles, Fresno, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Sacramento can register with a group that's independent of the church and run by an oversight committee.

Funding will come from the self-insured reserves in the archdiocese. Similar programs are already in place in other parts of the country.