More than 500 claims against NW Jesuits
December 7, 2009
JOHN STUCKE The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)
More than 500 people have filed claims accusing Jesuits of sexually abusing children across the Northwest. The claims vary in severity and span decades and geography, from Native Alaskan village children to students at Gonzaga Prep. People were required to file their allegations by Nov. 30, a deadline imposed by the federal judge overseeing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. That organization includes Jesuits in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The Jesuits already have settled 200 addit...