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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. 

Senior Jewish Leader says Yeshivah Rabbis Should Resign Over Abuse Cover-up

Melissa Davey, Sunday 8 February 2015 , The Guardian

Rabbi James Kennard, head of Mount Scopus school in Victoria, says it would be ‘honourable’ for Yeshivah heads to step down. 

Dupont Exec Helps Fellow Victims of Abuse (Video)

Faribault prep school paid teacher who had porn on computer

Associated Press, Post Bulletin, Friday, February 6, 2015 10:02 am

FARIBAULT — Police reports and court documents show the head of Shattuck-St. Mary's School agreed to pay $12,500 to a teacher who had child pornography on his work computer to get him to quietly leave, years before the teacher was charged and convicted of sexually abusing students at the school.

Impending freedom for priest in abuse scandal stuns victims

John Romano, Tampa Bay Times,  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:16pm

After all these years, the lie had begun to seem real. Chris McCafferty had convinced himself the past had been put to rest, and distant memories could no longer touch him.

This, of course, was never quite true. And all it took was a single phone call to plunge him back into a world of doubt, fear, shame and anger.

Settlement reached in Ursuline Academy sex abuse case

Adam Painter, Reporter, [email protected], NBC Montana


A settlement has been reached between 232 plaintiffs who were sexually abused by priests and nuns.

It happened from the 1930s to the 1970s at the Ursuline Academy in St. Ignatius, which is located about 40 miles north of Missoula.

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