Fort Worth Diocese Settles Priest Abuse Suit - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Fort Worth Diocese Settles Priest Abuse Suit

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)-- The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has reached a settlement with six women who accused a Roman Catholic priest of sexual abuse while he served at churches in Arlington and Bedford.

The Fort Worth Catholic Diocese was a defendant in the case, along with the Rev. Joseph Tu, also known as Joseph Ngoc Tu Nguyen.

The diocese says the victims asked them not to disclose Thursday's settlement amount.

Bishop Kevin Vann told the women he is "deeply sorry" for any sexual abuse they may have suffered and prays they find healing.

The bishop says he wants the Diocese's child protection policies followed so future tragedies can be prevented.

Tu is accused of abusing the plaintiffs when they were girls or in their late teens. Tu previously denied wrongdoing.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • White House: Trump will not immediately bolt NAFTA

    White House: Trump will not immediately bolt NAFTA

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:50 AM EDT2017-04-27 07:50:12 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:50 AM EDT2017-04-27 07:50:12 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

    President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

  • ESPN lays off 100 on-air personalities and writers

    ESPN lays off 100 on-air personalities and writers

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-04-26 21:15:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:35:01 GMT

    Heavy layoffs began at ESPN on Wednesday. The network has been silent on who was let go, but the word's getting out.

    Heavy layoffs began at ESPN on Wednesday. The network has been silent on who was let go, but the word's getting out.

  • Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

    Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:27:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:27:48 GMT
    The moribund Republican health care bill has received a jolt of life because the conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the measure.
    The moribund Republican health care bill has received a jolt of life because the conservative House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a revised version of the measure.
Powered by Frankly