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Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The 16-year-old girl was visibly intoxicated, her speech slurred, when a drunk 16-year-old boy sexually assaulted her in a dark basement during an alcohol-fueled pajama party in New Jersey, prosecutors said.


Another priest added to Dallas Catholic diocese's 'credibly accused' list for 1960 sexual abuse allegation

The Dallas Catholic Diocese has added a new name to its list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse of children.


Providence Diocese Releases List of Priests Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has released a list of clergy, religious order priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.


Richmond Catholic Diocese adds six priests to list of accused sexual abusers

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond on Thursday added six priests to a list of clergy accused of sexual abuse against a minor, bringing the total named to 49.


R.I. General Assembly passes bill to extend sex-abuse statute of limitations

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed legislation to give the victims of sexual abuse more time to sue the priests, teachers, coaches and others who molested them when they were children.


Group calls on Cleveland Catholic Diocese to be more transparent

CLEVELAND - A national organization that represents clergy sex abuse victims is calling on the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland to release records of an exhaustive 2002 grand jury investigation into the priest-pedophile scandal.


Review finds Archdiocese of Chicago needs stronger policies to report ‘grooming’ behavior that can lead to child abuse

An independent review of Archdiocese of Chicago policies on child sexual abuse found that church officials needed to improve how they spot, report and discipline “boundary violations” and other behavior that could lead to abuse.


‘The priest wielded God as a tool to do what he did to me’

NEW LONDON – The anger has hardly subsided. Nearly 10 years ago, a wooden board ticked off John “Timothy” McGuire – an object entirely too big to take the brunt of his resentment. He tried to throw it, and broke his back.


340 people file claims against Archdiocese of Santa Fe, at least 78 clergy accused

The window is now closed for survivors of alleged sexual abuse by New Mexico's Roman Catholic clergy to seek a financial settlement against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.


The Catholic hierarchy still doesn’t get it [Opinion]

After decades of broken promises to clean up the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual-abuse scandal, American bishops made another attempt at reform last week. Unfortunately, the new measures adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops once again reinforce the idea that the church can investigate itself. These are not the reforms that survivors and advocates wanted.https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/The-Catholic-hierarchy-still-doesn-t-get-it-14020579.php


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