Yakima Valley man files suit against diocese



YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima Valley man has filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima alleging he was sexually abused decades ago by an associate pastor.

The lawsuit filed Oct. 3 in Yakima County Superior Court marks the fifth pending case involving clergy abuse against the Yakima diocese.

The diocese already has paid out more than $1 million to resolve claims and spent at least $1.5 million in legal fees in response to abuse claims. Most costs have been paid by insurance.