Settlement or Not, Brothers still Blame Diocese for Abuse
Green Bay-- Todd and Troy Merryfield stood in front of St. Francis Cathedral Friday afternoon demanding the Green Bay Diocese come clean about covering up a history of sexual abuse. The brothers were abused by a former priest in 1978.
In 2005 John Patrick Feeney was found guilty and sentenced to 15-years in prison for abusing the men they were 12 and 13-years-old. In a civil suit the brothers accused the Diocese of knowing about Feeney's violent past. A courtroom sided with the brothers last year but the Diocese appealed and won a second trial.
Earlier this week the church announced it had reached an out-of-court settlement and a second trial would not happen. For the first time since that announcement, the brothers were back in Green Bay.