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Archdiocese Of D.C. Says Sex Abuse Case Now Settled

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The Archdiocese of Washington says it's settled a lawsuit with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a former priest and a seminarian at a D.C. church.

The archdiocese says it settled the case brought by Gamal Awad for $125,000. Awad says he was abused by George A. Stallings Jr., and a seminarian known as Brother Joseph at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church.

The Washington Post reports that Stallings broke from the Catholic Church in 1989 and founded the Imani Temple. Stallings' temple combines Catholic rites with African music and customs. He was excommunicated in 1990.

Stallings has previously denied allegations of abuse. Awad, a veteran who survived the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, says he had repressed the memory, but the Sept. 11 trauma brought it back.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

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