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Chilean Priests Join Forces Against Bishop Juan Barros Madrid, Claiming He Covered Up Sexual Abuse

National victims' group calls for suspension of Catholic priest accused of inappropriate sex

By Brendan Kirby, February 19, 2015 at 8:19 PM,

A national support group for sexual abuse victims said Thursday that a Mobile priest accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenager a decade ago should be suspended.

Official at religious academy in Kodiak accused of physical, mental abuse of students

Jerzy Shedlock, February 18, 2015, Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are investigating public allegations of physical and mental abuse against students of an Eastern Orthodox church school for troubled youths in Kodiak.

Former students of St. Innocent’s Academy have submitted victims’ statements to the website Academy Abuse, which went live in early January.

Ramsey County will not prosecute suspect accused of clergy abuse at New Brighton church

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:16am,

Allegations date to the early 1990s

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office announced Feb. 11 that it would not pursue criminal charges relating to allegations of criminal sexual conduct alleged to have taken place at Saint John the Baptist Parish School in New Brighton in the early 1990s due to lack of evidence.

El Papa Francisco dice que va por pederastas pero los está encubriendo, acusan víctimas

febrero 16, 2015,

Ciudad de México, 16 de febrero (SinEmbargo).– “Pon la cabeza en mi pecho. Saca la lengüita”, le dijo el sacerdote Fernando Karadima Fariña, conocido como El Marcial Maciel chileno, a Juan Carlos Cruz Chellew. “Yo la sequé y puso su lengua en mi lengua y me empezó a toquetear”.

Jehovah’s Witnesses use 1st Amendment to hide child sex abuse claims

Officials: Rabbi may have recorded 150 women

February 12 at 8:30 PM, Washington Post

Law enforcement officials said there may be at least 150 women who allegedly were secretly video­taped by a prominent D.C. rabbi as the women prepared for a ritual bath, according to three people briefed on the investigation.

Catholic church fought sex abuse victim's claims to deter others, inquiry finds

Helen Davidson, Wednesday 11 February 2015 , The Guardian

Royal commission finds church repeatedly failed in its treatment of victims at the hands of its clergy

Cardinal George Pell and the Sydney archdiocese fought a legal claim by an abuse victim, John Ellis, to discourage others from attempting the same, the royal commission has found.

Names of 17 Clergy Members Accused of Sexual Abuse or Misconduct Released

Jennie Olson, Created: 02/11/2015 10:26 AM,, Austin, MN 

The names of 17 clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis were released Wednesday.     

Lawmakers Discuss Child Sex Abuse Cases and the Statute of Limitations

Jackelyn Severin, 4:00 am, Tue February 10, 2015, South Dakota Public Broadcasting

House lawmakers are discussing a measure surrounding child sex abuse cases and the statute of limitations in South Dakota. 

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