$300,000 settlement reached in Chaminade abuse case

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ST. LOUIS _ A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $300,000 to a former student at a suburban St. Louis high school to settle claims that a teacher at the school sexually abused him.

The settlement was announced Friday by Ken Chackes, the attorney for a former student at Chaminade, a prep school in Creve Coeur sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States.

A spokeswoman for the Marianists did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

The former student who attended Chaminade in the late 1960s and early 1970s alleged in a 2012 lawsuit that he was sexually abused by Brother Louis Meinhardt during a typing tutoring session. The plaintiff says he repressed the memories until a visit to the school in 2011 or 2012 caused them to resurface.


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