Molesting Kids Is Costly
As the Catholic Church continues to learn:
The Roman Catholic church in the United States paid out 615 million dollars (400 million euros) last year for child sex abuse cases involving members of the clergy, or 54 percent more than the previous year, a report showed Friday.
Of the monies paid out by the church, 526 million dollars went to settling cases -- almost double the amount paid out in 2006, according to the report commissioned by the church.
Around 23 million dollars was paid out for therapy for victims or support for accused offenders, and 60 million dollars for legal fees.