NEW JERSEY DIOCESE TO PAY $5M
More than two dozen men who claimed they were molested as boys by Roman Catholic priests have reached a $5 million settlement with the Diocese of Paterson. The deal, which represents the largest payout by a New Jersey diocese in a clergy sex-abuse case, also provides four years of counseling for the 26 men. Most of them claimed they were violated as boys from 1968 to 1982 by James Hanley. He was removed from the priesthood in 2002.