A woman has been offered $400,000 by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, the highest amount paid by the church to a victim of alleged priest abuse.

Attorney Barry Covert said the diocese settled a case with one of his clients, a woman who claims Fr. Fabian Maryanski abused her when she was a teenager in the 1980s.

The diocese placed Maryanski on administrative leave in May.

The settlement follows what officials say have been dozens of cash offers made to clergy abuse victims.

Massachusetts attorney Mitchell Garabedian previously said that eight of his own clients were offered sums ranging from $10,000 to $340,000.

It's part of the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program run by the New York Archdiocese.

The Buffalo diocese says the offers are "compensation" to promote healing and bring closure and are not "settlements."