The Pacific Daily News on Guam reported Friday that 70 sex abuse cases were settled against the Boy Scouts of America, Capuchins and Sisters of Mercy.

Forty-four of the cases were settled against the Boy Scouts after discussions took place in Honolulu. The settlement terms weren’t released, the PDN reported.

The 70 cases are only a fraction of the at least 220 sex abuse cases filed on Guam since the U.S. territory removed the statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases in 2016. Most of the cases are against the Catholic Church, which is still trying to settle the lawsuits.

New sex abuse cases are still getting filed.

Click here to read Civil Beat’s past reporting on this issue.

A note to our readers

While asking for your support is something we don’t like to do, the simple fact is that our reporters, our journalism, and our impact rely on it. Since lifting our paywall and becoming a nonprofit in mid-2016, our local newsroom has benefitted from a stream of charitable support from people who want our type of journalism to survive. People like you who understand that our work is essential to a better-informed community. If you value the work of our journalists, show us with your tax-deductible support.

About the Author