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$3 Million Settlement In Case of Abuse By Former Priest

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San Francisco, CA — The Stockton diocese and lawyers for a victim of abuse by a former priest have agreed to settle a pending civil claim for $3 million.

The unidentified victim accused the diocese of failing to protect him from a known molester, Oliver O´Grady.

O´Grady served as a priest at Saint Anne´s in Lodi in the 1970s. The plaintiff´s lawyer John Manly says the agreement was reached yesterday.

O´Grady has a history of abuse in the diocese where he served from 1971-1993.

He pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges he molested two brothers.

He was paroled and deported to Ireland in 2000.