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Jesuit order paid $16M to settle Falvey case in US

/ 04:41 AM December 05, 2015

According press reports in the United States, in May 2007, the Society of Jesus agreed to a tentative payout of $16 million to settle claims that one of its priests, Fr. Mark Falvey, sexually abused at least nine children in Los Angeles from 1959 to 1975.

Accusations against Falvey began in 2002. He was never charged with a crime.

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Ordained in 1928, Falvey was sent to Asia in 1933. The reports did not say when he came to the Philippines.

Falvey was assigned as a teacher at St. Ignatius High School (did not indicate in what country) from 1949 to 1950.

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He was assigned to St. Rita’s Church in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental province, in 1952.

He returned to Los Angeles in 1959 and was assigned as assistant pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hollywood until his death in 1975. The report did not say if Falvey was assigned at the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao.

In May 2008, the Diocese of Sacramento paid $100,000 settlement to a person allegedly raped and molested by Mark’s brother, Fr. Arthur Falvey.

Arthur was ordained in 1930 and spent most of his career in California. He died in 1966.

Sources: Bishop Accountability Org, LA Times, Daily News, ChildMolestationVictims.com

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