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The archdiocese's cover-up

For years, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles fought to keep secret its confidential files concerning pedophile priests. Hundreds of sex abuse victims hoping for a full accounting of what church leaders knew about the growing scandal and what they did to stop it were rebuffed time and again.

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Sexual Abuse Files Cast Shadow on Los Angeles Cardinal

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, for more than 25 years the savvy shepherd of the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, retired nearly two years ago to a renovated yellow house behind his childhood parish, pledging to stay in the spotlight by continuing to fight for the rights of immigrants.

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Hasidic Therapist Sentenced to 103 Years in Sexual Abuse Case

An unlicensed therapist who was a prominent member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was sentenced on Tuesday to 103 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young woman, beginning the attacks when she was 12.

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L.A. church leaders sought to hide sex abuse cases from authorities

Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor discussed ways to conceal the molestation of children from law enforcement, according to internal Catholic church records released Monday.

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SNAP leader meets with Prime Minister

A day after announcing details about the most extensive royal commission in  Australian history, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has thanked advocates against  child sexual abuse for years of tireless campaigning.

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Football, Sexual Assault, and the Web

The End of the Institutional Cover-ups of Sexual Abuse and Assault

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Oxnard man worries clergy scandal will fade from public memory

More than 30 years after he claims an Oxnard priest molested him, 11 years after terrorist attacks unearthed buried memories, five years after a $660 million settlement brought a church promise to release clergy abuse files, and one day before a court hearing on those still-unreleased files, Manny Vega worries about the truth.

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Attorney ensures victims' stories are told

WILMINGTON — In the spring of 2011, when attorneys representing 152 victims of sexual abuse by priests were close to settling with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, attorney Thomas Neuberger made a promise to his clients.

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Governor sues NCAA over Penn State sex scandal

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett filed a lawsuit on Wednesday demanding that sanctions imposed on Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal be thrown out, saying they threatened to devastate the state's economy.

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2012 a landmark year in child sex abuse

Experts say 2012 was a year of unparalleled justice for child sex-abuse victims, but whether the string of high-profile convictions will translate into a turning point for juvenile safety remains to be seen.

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