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Abused as children, victims may get more time to sue

By Alan Judd, August 2, 2017, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Christopher Gaba thought he was the only one.

He could not imagine that others who attended the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, also had been sexually abused. He certainly had no idea that others had accused the same teacher who molested him.

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Retired Judge Behind P120K Bail Approval for Priest Who Was Arrested for Trafficking 13-Year Old Girl?

By Salvi Dalida, August 2, 2017, Philippine News Courier

Rev. Msgr. Arnel Lagarejos, the Catholic priest who was arrested in Markina City last Friday night for allegedly trying to sexually abuse a 13-year old girl is now a free man.

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Former archbishop probed over how disgraced priest John Mounford fled Adelaide in 1992

By Alice Monfries, August 1, 2017, 9 News

A former Anglican archbishop is at the centre of a police investigation into the handling of sexual abuse at one of Adelaide's most prestigious schools.

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Cop: Priest had booked minor twice

By Aie Balagtas See, Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 31, 2017

Friday night was not the first time Taytay, Rizal parish priest Msgr. Arnel Lagarejos had booked a 13-year-old girl through her pimp who was also a minor.

“They had met before. According to the girl, [Friday] would have been the third time,” Marikina police chief Senior Supt. Roger Quesada told the Inquirer in a phone interview on Sunday.

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Retired priest facing charges

By SEAN SAURO, July 29, 2017, Altoona Mirror

Cain, who has ties to SFU, accused of misconduct with teen

A retired Catholic priest with ties to Saint Francis University turned himself in to police Wednesday in Fairfax County, Va., where he is accused of having inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl.

Gervase Cain, 86, a retired priest living in Loretto, has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child for an alleged 2003 incident.

In 2003, Cain — then 72 years old — allegedly touched a 15-year-old girl inappropriately during a “consultation” at her Fairfax home, according to a Fairfax County Police news release.

The incident was first reported to police in 2004, but the complaint was later withdrawn, police said.

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Clinicians let pedophile priest walk without in-person meet

By Bob McGovern, July 29, 2017, Boston Herald

‘He does not meet the criteria’

The two state-contracted psychologists who determined that convicted child rapist and former Catholic priest Paul Shanley did not need to be civilly confined never looked into the aging predator’s eyes.

State law doesn’t require it, and a former top prosecutor says potentially sexually dangerous people should be required to speak to the clinicians who will determine whether they are still a threat to themselves and society.

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THE LATEST: TOWN POLICE HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH SEX OFFENDERS

Associated Press, July 28, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- The Latest on the release from prison of a former Roman Catholic priest convicted of child rape (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Police in the town where a notorious figure in the Boston Roman Catholic priest child abuse scandal is expected to live have plenty of experience with sex offenders.

Paul Shanley was released Friday from prison after spending 12 years behind bars on a child rape conviction. The state's sex offender registry shows Shanley is the 20th Level 3 sex offender to move to Ware. Level 3 offenders are considered the most likely to re-offend.

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US, BRAZIL INVESTIGATE SECT ACCUSED OF ABUSE, TRAFFICKING

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Notorious Pedophile Priest Shanley to Leave Prison This Week

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All roads lead to William St: World awaits Cardinal George Pell's day in court

By Adam Cooper, Sydney Morning Herald, July 24, 2017

He is one of the highest ranking officials in the Catholic Church, but Cardinal George Pell could find himself rubbing shoulders with drink-drivers, drug users and other accused criminals when he attends court for the first time to answer to historical sex charges.

Melbourne Magistrates Court maintains it will take a business as usual approach to the high-profile case, which means Cardinal Pell could join the queue of accused criminals, solicitors and police waiting to get into the court on Wednesday morning.

 

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