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Attorney general's office executes search warrant at Altoona-Johnstown diocese; action may be tied to Baker abuse case
Saturday, August 8, 2015 11:42 pm The Tribune DemocratPosted:
HOLLIDAYSBURG – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office executed a search warrant on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown on Friday.
Officials from the AG’s office would neither confirm nor deny the information.
Jehovah's boss to appear at abuse inquiry
SBS TV, SBS.com.AU 10 Aug 2015 - 7:24pm Source: AAP
One of the most senior members of the Jehovah's Witnesses will appear before the child abuse royal commission in Sydney this week.
Mother and baby homes: Infant died every fortnight for two decades at home
By Conall Ó Fátharta, Irish Examiner, Friday, August 07, 2015
The 2014 inter-departmental report on mother-and-baby homes listed just 25 infant deaths in Bessborough mother-and-baby home, in Cork, despite two departments having figures that showed 500 deaths.
Authorities: Jehovah's Witnesses didn't report child sex abuse involving congregation members
By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press, August 05, 2015 - 3:04 pm EDT
DOVER, Delaware — The Delaware attorney general's office is suing a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Sussex County, claiming that elders failed to report an unlawful sexual relationship between a woman and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom were congregation members.
Milwaukee archdiocese's settlement plan stuns sex abuse victims
Aug. 5, 2015, National Catholic Reporter
The Milwaukee archdiocese has put forth what it hopes is the final settlement plan that will end the church's nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy case, but victims of childhood sex abuse who filed claims against the archdiocese said they are stunned by the latest proposal. They allege that the $21 million allocated to victims is much smaller than that awarded in other bankruptcies and that it pits victim against victim.
Last papal visit traumatic for some abuse victims
Bill White, The Morning Call , Monday August 3, 2015
Robert Corby of Bethlehem tells a story about the time ex-football star Franco Harris visited Northampton Community College to lead a town hall meeting about how Penn State handled the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Where's 'Father Manuel'? Police hunting fugitive priest, teacher accused of raping N.J. teen
By Mark Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on July 30, 2015 at 7:15 AM, updated July 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM
Twelve years ago, amid allegations he raped a 15-year-old boy in the rectory of a Plainfield church, the Rev. Manuel Gallo Espinoza vanished.
Lawsuit alleges child sexual abuse in Friends organization
Created on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 01:00 |
PORTLAND — A lawsuit filed July 17 in Multnomah County Circuit Court alleges that child sexual abuse occurred in the Friends (Quaker) church in Newberg from approximately 1987 to 1991.
Jehovah's Witnesses destroyed notes about child sex abuse, inquiry told
Australian Associated Press Monday 27 July 2015 05.56 EDT
Jehovah’s Witnesses destroyed notes about child sexual abuse to stop them falling into the wrong hands and to “protect their wives”, a church elder has told a national hearing in Sydney.
'This cannot happen': Boulder judge sentences VineLife Church leaders for not reporting sex assault
By Alex Burness Staff Writer POSTED: 07/23/2015 07:08:03 PM MDT
Seeking to send a message, a Boulder County judge exceeded prosecutors' requests Thursday in ordering two VineLife Church officials to serve 10 days in jail or on a work crew for failing to report sexual-assault allegations levied against the church's youth pastor in 2013.