In light of the news surrounding the sexual abuse of children by members of clergy or religious organizations across the country, the Department of Justice is gathering information from the public regarding complaints of this nature in California.
Source: Clergy Abuse
The announcement follows a similar one in D.C. and in more than a dozen other states.
Virginia is the 13th U.S. state this year — plus the District — to announce an investigation of the Catholic Church, a historic high.
Source: Virginia attorney general opens investigation of possible child sex abuse and coverup in the Catholic Church
All Survivors Day is an international opportunity to raise awareness of sexual abuse, stand in support and recognition of survivors, and to come together to change the culture that surrounds sexual…
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A law firm suing California bishops for the records of priests accused of sexual abuse released its own report Tuesday listing more than 200 clergy in the San Francisco Bay Area it says are accused of misconduct.
Source: New Report Lists 263 Bay Area Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse
WASHINGTON – The Superior Court Division’s Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section and the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia are launching a hotline and e-mail address for survivors to report child sexual abuse by clergy, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced today.
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia Launches Hotline for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy
Full text of the apology speech for institutional child sexual abuse as delivered in parliament on Monday
Source: Scott Morrison’s national apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse – full speech
Standing with opposition leader Bill Shorten and the chairwoman of the national apology reference group, Cheryl Edwardes, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison delivers a national apology to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse
Source: PM delivers official national apology to victims of child sexual abuse – video
Two people familiar with the probe say federal prosecutors have served subpoenas on dioceses across the state that seek a trove of sensitive files and testimony from church leaders.
Source: Federal prosecutors open probe into clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania
Yet again, efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s child sex crimes laws appear to have failed in the Legislature. The Senate’s top leader on Wednesday lamented the failure, but left room open for more talks.
Source: ‘It’s a disaster’: Senate leader laments end of sex abuse victims bill, open to talks
The U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into child sex abuse within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic churches, the latest fallout of widespread allegations made public by a grand jury probe this summer. Here’s a timeline of events since the report’s release.
Source: How a Catholic sex abuse report in Pennsylvania echoed around the U.S.
House amendment would open a 2-year window for now-adult victims of childhood abuse to file claims.