Clergy sex abuse case ends in monetary settlement
Nov. 21, 2017
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and an Arizona school has been settled.
The Gallup Independent reports Phoenix attorney Robert E. Pastor, who represents the woman who filed the suit, says "the agreement has been finalized."
The lawsuit, which was filed in Coconino County Superior Court in 2015, centered on the childhood sexual molestation of the plaintiff, who filed the lawsuit as Jane L.S. Doe.
The plaintiff, a member of the Navajo Nation, says she was abused by Brother Mark Schornack, OFM, when she was a student at St. Michael Indian School and Schornack, a Franciscan friar, was her bus driver.
Peter C. Kelly II, the Phoenix attorney representing the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and the school, declined to comment on the settlement.