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Sexual Abuse

Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her. The father, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an admitted pornography addict, was in counseling with his bishop when he revealed the

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Sexual Abuse

Judge rules that sex abuse survivors can sue individual Catholic parishes

There’s been a major decision in favor of sex abuse survivors in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester. They can now sue individual parishes, the diocese, and other Catholic organizations for damages. A bankruptcy court judge made that decision Monday, denying an injunction filed by the diocese to prevent individual lawsuits. “It’s an important victory for

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Sexual Abuse

Former St. Michael’s High School Teachers Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is facing yet another scandal, but this time the lawsuit was filed by seven men who allegedly suffered sexual abuse during their time at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. The accused abusers—Brother Andrew Abdon, Brother Louis Brousseau, and Brother Tom McConnell—are members of the international Institute of the

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Gonzaga brings home national title… in the courtroom

Gonzaga’s reputation of success precedes them and the passion of their fans and students is second to none.  However, their success isn’t only on the court. It’s also in the courtroom.  As many accolades as the basketball team earns, Gonzaga’s Law School is pretty elite in its own right and while the nation has been

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Sexual Abuse

Bronx priest ‘trafficked’ boy to child molester, lawsuit alleges

A beloved Bronx priest intentionally steered a boy to a known molester in the 1980s, leading to months of sexual abuse, according to a new lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court. It claims Bishop John Jenik was allegedly abusing children himself when he “trafficked” a then-14-year-old Shawn Ganley to ex-con counselor Paul Gruber, whom Jenik knew

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