ORADELL, N.J. – A Catholic school in New Jersey has settled allegations of child sexual abuse for $1.9 million.
The agreement between Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell and 21 former students who said they were sexually abused by staff at the all-boys school between 1963 and 1978 was reached in November. But advocates for victims of sexual abuse held a news conference outside the school on Monday.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian released a copy of the settlement in which the school did not admit any wrongdoing, guilt or liability. The school says the money does not "relate or correlate" to the merits of the allegations.
The former students, who are now 53 to 68 years old, will receive from $65,000 to $115,000.