Dutch clerical sexual abuse survivors get compensation


Sculpture in Maastricht church, photo: ANP

This photo shows a sculpture about clerical sexual abuse in the Basilica of Our Lady, in Maastricht city in the Netherlands.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Damages for 250 unrecognized abuse victims of the Roman Catholic Church

Today, 00:12

The Roman Catholic Church recognizes a group of about 250 victims of sexual abuse whose complaints were rejected earlier. They will be given compensation.

These are people whose complaints originally were not upheld as there was no supporting evidence for their statements. Their complaints
were quite credible, but other victims of the suspects had not reported the abuse. Therefore there was insufficient evidence.

Compensation scheme

In June it was announced that there would be a compensation scheme for the group. 150 of them have meanwhile through revision, mediation or a settlement received compensation.

The remaining group of 100 victims will now receive compensation, which is between 1,000 and 17,500 euros. That will cost the church nearly a million.

The church has paid some 16 million euros to the victims. More than 1800 complaints had been submitted by January 1, 2015. Nearly 400 complaints still have to be dealt with.

10 thoughts on “Dutch clerical sexual abuse survivors get compensation

  1. Pingback: Hundreds of boys in Pope Benedict XVI brother’s choir abused | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Roman Catholic friars abused children massively | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Guam Catholic archbishops’ child sex abuse scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Pennsylvania, USA priests marked children they abused with crucifixes | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Vatican tried to cover up Irish child abuse | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Pennsylvanian bishop neglected Belgian child abuse alarm | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Pope Francis on clerical sexual abuse | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Religious sexual abuse of girls, new report | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Sexually abusive priest still working in monastery | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.