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Removal of time limitations barrier may prompt child abuse victims to speak out

Feb. 24, 2015, 6:24 pm, The Courier, Australia

ONE less hurdle for victims of child abuse in Victoria has now been removed.

Victims of child abuse in this state will be able to seek civil damages regardless of when the abuse occurred thanks to new laws to remove complex time limitations.

Why do religious clerics get away with sexual abuse?

Published: February 23, 2015, The Express Tribune Blogs

For years we’ve made fun of the Catholic priests fondling with young ones. Their ghastly and heinous acts of insensitivity disgust our spirits and we all abhor such practices. I once stopped by and spoke to John Wojnowski, himself a victim, on Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC, who has been protesting for years, trying to bring the world’s attention to the abusive ways of the clergy.

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.

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