Abuse settlement reached with Texas archdiocese

1/9/2013

An out-of-court settlement has been reached between a South Texas man and the Archdiocese of San Antonio over alleged priest abuse in the 1970s.

A Floresville man who says he was abused as a boy sued the archdiocese and Louis Paul White, who was removed as a priest in 1989. White formerly served Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilson County.

White did not show up for trial Monday so a judge issued a nearly $181 million default judgment again him.

A settlement has been reached with the archdiocese, which denied wrongdoing. Terms haven't been disclosed.

The archdiocese in 2009 publicly named White as the target of "believable" accusations of sexual assault.

White, who represented himself, couldn't immediately be located for comment.


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