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In the O'Brien case, an Arizona man sued, claiming repressed memories resurfaced two years ago, according to court documents.
The Wilmington diocese emerged from bankruptcy in 2011, after it laid off employees, liquidated an emergency fund and sold properties, including the bishop’s home.
Since the two-year window closed in 2009, six additional plaintiffs have said they were abused as children during the 1970s and 1980s, says Wilmington attorney Thomas Neuberger, who represented many of the original victims.
The Wilmington diocese filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2009, just hours before the start of Delaware’s first trial involving sex abuse by a Catholic priest.
At the time, the diocese listed assets of as much as $100 million and liabilities of as much as $500 million. In 2007, Delaware passed the Child Victims Act, one of the toughest child abuse laws in the nation.
Gauthe admitted to raping or sodomizing 37 children dating back to 1972; in 1986, he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he was released a decade early.
As many as 100 people may have been abused by Gauthe, according to bishopaccountability.org, a watchdog website.Those cases revealed that at least 15 Lafayette priests had sexually abused children.The accused served in myriad church positions across the Lafayette diocese, including in small Acadiana towns such as Abbeville, where Gilbert Gauthe's case drew nationwide attention in the 1980s.Q: I was a Weight Watchers lifetime member many, many years ago and am interested in re-joining. Just call 800-651-6000 or go to the site and email Weight Watchers to get your number. A: If you’ve lost your Weight Watchers lifetime membership number, they can retrieve it, as long as you live in the same area where you signed up.Wilmington diocese spokesman Robert Krebs said the diocese has not settled any abuse claims since 2011.