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Milwaukee archdiocese proposal will compensate clergy sexual abuse victims

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Milwaukee Archdiocese has a proposal in place that will compensate clergy sexual abuse victims.

The archdiocese estimates about 125 victims will be eligible for a settlement under its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

The proposal was announced Wednesday. The Archdiocese said it is proposing setting aside $4 million to compensate eligible sexual abuse victims.

 Victims accused the Archdiocese of covering up priests' crimes while assigning them to other churches. The pending lawsuits forced the Archdiocese to file for bankruptcy back in 2011. 
 People who have already received settlements through the Archdiocese's mediation program would not be eligible. Victims who were abused by someone other than a diocesan priest will also not be compensated in the proposal. 

A bankruptcy judge must approve the reorganization plan. 
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