L.A. May Have Been Used As 'Experiment' and Revolving Door in Dealing With Pedophile Priests
With the election of a new Pope, the church is eager to begin its next chapter, but the past continues to haunt the L.A. Archdiocese.
In an exclusive investigation, never before heard tapes obtained by "SoCal Connected" reveal straight talk from church officials about how to deal with sexually abusive priests. They also show Los Angeles was part of a quiet experiment to reassign those priests. We've also done exhaustive data analysis tracking the abusers.
Vince Gonzales/Reporter: This stack of yearbooks is evidence of a 30-year-friendship.
Daniel Olivas: I think back then, we were a couple of guys who wanted to do well in school, and we wanted to do something with our lives. We both wanted to go get married and have kids, which we both eventually did.
Jaime Romo/Victim of priest abuse: Dan and I stayed in touch a lot, and I just always liked him. We came from similar families.
Olivas: The parallels are kind of startling; we both attended Loyal High School; we both went to Stanford University, and then we eve...