Yakima Diocese settling lawsuits for alleged sexual abuse

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Diocese of Yakima is settling two lawsuits involving sexual abuse of children. Two victims claimed they were abused by staff members when they were kids.

One settlement will pay Michelle Duerre $40,000. The second will pay an unnamed victim $75,000. Both will be covered by insurance.

There are currently two other pending lawsuits against the Diocese of Yakima. Both are also alleged sexual abuse cases.