Catholic Diocese of Helena Sets Deadline on Sex Abuse Claims

The Billings Gazette – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is giving notice that sex abuse victims have until Aug. 11 to file a claim as part of the diocese’s bankruptcy proceedings. Monday’s notice by the diocese is part of a federal court order. Anyone who was sexually abused by an employee of the diocese, or who believes the diocese is liable for their abuse before the Jan. 31 bankruptcy filing, can file a claim by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

Claim forms can be obtained from the diocese and they preserve the abuse victims’ rights in the bankruptcy case.