A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago.
The priest, Ernest Dale Calhoun, did not contest the allegations made by the man, who was identified only by his initials in court documents.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the case was filed with the U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington in August 2014.
It’s unlikely Calhoun will be able to pay the costs of the judgment. He filed for bankruptcy protection in Western Washington in 1994.
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