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  Home :: 2007 September :: Dominicans to Pay Man $1.2 Million in Lawsuit
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Dominicans to Pay Man $1.2 Million in Lawsuit

 A group of Catholic friars has agreed to pay $1.2 million to a20-year-old man who accused a one-time Washington area priest of sexualabuse when the man was a teenager and living in Germantown.
Under the terms of an agreement announced yesterday, the DominicanFriars, Province of St. Joseph, will pay the money to Brandon Rains, aformer altar boy at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, where the Rev.Aaron J. Cote was associate pastor in 2001 and 2002. In a lawsuit thatRains filed against Cote, the Dominicans and the Archdiocese ofWashington, Rains accused Cote of "harmful sexual conduct and contact"with Rains when he was 14 and 15 years old, causing him "severe andpermanent emotional distress."

A group of Catholic friars has agreed to pay $1.2 million to a20-year-old man who accused a one-time Washington area priest of sexualabuse when the man was a teenager and living in Germantown.

Under the terms of an agreement announced yesterday, the DominicanFriars, Province of St. Joseph, will pay the money to Brandon Rains, aformer altar boy at Mother Seton Parish in Germantown, where the Rev.Aaron J. Cote was associate pastor in 2001 and 2002. In a lawsuit thatRains filed against Cote, the Dominicans and the Archdiocese ofWashington, Rains accused Cote of "harmful sexual conduct and contact"with Rains when he was 14 and 15 years old, causing him "severe andpermanent emotional distress."

 


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