87 people file claims of abuse against Colorado Catholic church

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DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado Independent Oversight Committee says 87 victims have filed abuse claims against Catholic priests in the Dioceses of Colorado as of January 31.

The IOC met in January to check the progress of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program. According to the IOC, administrators have issued payment to 10 claimants.  More than $1,200,000 has been paid to nine victims since the program launched.

“This is a very important program for victims of childhood sexual abuse.  I am pleased that through this unique program, we are helping so many victims.  The IOC is satisfied with the administration of the program thus far and looks forward to assisting the remaining victims in the program on their path to healing.” said Chair of the IOC, Hank Brown.

The IOC said it will continue to assist victims of childhood sexual abuse and their path to healing.

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