Archdiocese pays 3 local men $250K each after priest-abuse claims
KINGSTON – Three Hudson Valley men abused by a Catholic priest decades ago will receive $250,000 each in compensation from the New York Archdiocese, according to their Kingston lawyer.
Joe O’Connor of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor confirmed the payouts Friday.
The money from the Archdiocese was authorized after a review of the claims the three men filed with the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.
The Archdiocese has paid out more than $40 million under the program, it said in a report released Thursday.
The claims of the three local men outlined details of the sexual abuse suffered at the hands of Gennaro “Jerry” Gentile, a priest who spent time . . .
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