Yakima Diocese to Settle Two Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

The Diocese of Yakima is settling two lawsuits accusing clergy members of sexual abuse of children.

Two victims claimed they were abused by staff members, who are no longer a part of the church, when they were younger.

One settlement will pay Michelle Duerre $40,000, and an unnamed victim $75,000.

Bishop Joseph Tyson says he will be sending a letter of apology to the victims and inviting them to meet with him individually.