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Trial starts for man accused of sex abuse

The trial begins Wednesday for a man accused of posing as a marriage counselor and sexually abusing his patients. The trial begins Wednesday for a man accused of posing as a marriage counselor and sexually abusing his patients.

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Monsignor Lynn Will Ask To Be Released On Bail

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Monsignor William Lynn plans to seek bail Monday while his attorneys appeal his conviction in the church sex abuse scandal.

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MO - Shawn Ratigan to plead guilty today

A Kansas City priest accused of producing and possessing child pornography will plead guilty today to at least some of the federal charges he faces, his attorney confirmed.

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Adam Fisher: An abuse case's aftershocks

NORTHAMPTON - On precisely the same day that Andrew Nicastro of Williamstown on Friday withdrew his priest-abuse lawsuit against two retired Springfield bishops in return for $500,000, a contrasting scenario was playing out a half a world away.

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PA - Giving a voice to childhood sex abuse victims

On the heels of the conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official, veteran attorneys and a victims' advocate encourage childhood sexual abuse victims to speak up.

Be silent no more.

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MT - More Victims Claiming Sexual Abuse by Montana Priests

In January, Indian Country Today Media Network reported that a Yakima, Washington–based law firm had filed a 12-page legal complaint on behalf of a Northern Cheyenne tribal member seeking justice for years of abuse she suffered as a child at Montana’s St. Labre Indian School in the 1950s and 1960s. The case is a significant one, as the accused is Father Emmett Hoffmann, a near-legendary figure on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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Abuse trials miss other victims

Outside their own circles, they're mostly unknown — and certainly not referred to as Victim No. … But other child sex-abuse victims across Pennsylvania are just as entitled to justice as those whose accusations were heard in the sensational trials of a former college football coach and a high-ranking Catholic Church official.

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Long Beach priest charged with sex assault on two women, girl

LONG BEACH — A catholic priest from a Long Beach church was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women and a teenage girl, police announced Tuesday.

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Philadelphia Church Official Sentenced at Least 3 Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIA — Msgr. William J. Lynn, the first Roman Catholic official in the United States to be convicted of covering up sexual abuses by priests under his supervision, was sentenced to three to six years in prison on Tuesday.

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Catholic priest victims: NCAA too light on Penn State

The leading voice for victims of the Catholic priest abuse scandal Monday blasted the "unprecedented" punishments layered on Penn State today by the NCAA for 13 years of knowingly failing to safeguard children from Jerry Sandusky.

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