Another settlement in sex abuse cases at Centralia boys home

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Insurance companies have settled another sexual abuse lawsuit brought against Kiwanis International, this time for $9 million in a case involving seven men who were sexually abused at a Centralia, Washington, group home for boys decades ago. The state placed 11- to 17-year-old boys who had trouble adjusting to their foster families at the Kiwanis Vocational Home, which operated from 1979 to 1994. Boys said they were molested by other boys, by staff and by directors. In recent years, the state and insurance companies have paid out about $40 million in cases involving more than 60 former residents.