The Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald are reporting that the Rockford Diocese of the Catholic Church has agreed to a $2.2 million settlement in a complaint brought against it sexual abuse of two teenage girls from Kane County by the then Rev. Mark Campobello.
The now 47-year old ex-priest pled guilty in 1999 to molesting the two girls. He is now in jail. Campobello is scheduled to be paroled February 13, 2008.
The Rockford Register-Star has a history of his church posts by Geri Nikolai. It includes
Oct. 6, 2000: Parochial vicar, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Crystal Lake
The article lists his hometown as Crystal Lake as well.
Insurance will pay for all but $500,000 of the settlement, the Daily Herald’s Tona Kunz reports.
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The photographs are from the Illinois Department of Corrections web site.