Clergy sex abuse victims claim church is breaking promises for care, treatment

Clergy sex abuse victims claim church is breaking promises for care, treatment

By , February 6, 2016, WCVB 5

BOSTON —It was one of the promises from the landmark settlement of church sex abuse cases from the Archdiocese of Boston: the church would pay for counseling to try to fix the lives their abusive priests had damaged.

But now, victims and their advocates tell 5 Investigates the Archdiocese has in some cases begun backsliding on that promise, putting up more resistance than ever before to paying for treatments.

What other kind of rape victim or victim of sexual assault has to go to their perpetrator to try and get services?" said attorney Tyler Fox. "That's getting re-victimized again."

Fox represents a man known in church documents as John Doe 24.

Together they say the church is acting like an insurance company when it comes to John Doe 24's therapy, even though the settlement agreement with the church promised  . . . 

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