The Archdiocese of Seattle has reached settlements over the past two months in 7 individual cases involving allegations of clergy sexual abuse.  In each of these cases, the alleged abuse occurred between 30 and 60 years ago.  The Archdiocese has attempted to arrive at fair and just settlements to assist victims with healing and to achieve some measure of closure.  The members of the clergy involved in all of these cases are either deceased or have been permanently removed from ministry.  All of their names appear among those on the archdiocesan public disclosure list published in 2016.
The Archdiocese of Seattle urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement.  In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.