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Clergy Abuse [from California’s Office of the Attorney General]

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


New Report Lists 263 Bay Area Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse

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


U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia Launches Hotline for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy

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


Scott Morrison’s national apology to Australian survivors and victims of child sexual abuse – full speech

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


PM delivers official national apology to victims of child sexual abuse – video

The office has already begun its work to raise awareness of child safety and to drive cultural change in institutions in the community – to ensure that the systemic failures and abuses of power that brought us here today are not repeated.

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


‘It’s a disaster’: Senate leader laments end of sex abuse victims bill, open to talks

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


How a Catholic sex abuse report in Pennsylvania echoed around the U.S.

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: PBS: How a Catholic sex abuse report in Pennsylvania echoed around the U.S.


Federal prosecutors open probe into clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania

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


Florida AG Pam Bondi launches statewide investigation into sexual abuse by priests

Posted By Dara Kam, News Service of Florida on Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 10:45 am

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2018/10/05/florida-ag-pam-bondi-launches-statewide-investigation-into-sexual-abuse-by-priests


Montana Jehovah’s Witness sex abuse case underscores church’s worldwide reckoning

https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/montana-jehovah-s-witness-sex-abuse-case-underscores-church-s/article_fddc41e5-536b-5843-af30-200cc14892d8.html


Sen. Bill could waive statute of limitations

House amendment would open a 2-year window for now-adult victims of childhood abuse to file claims.

https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/09/sen-bill-could-waive-statute-of-limitations/


Jehovah’s Witnesses must pay $35M to sex abuse survivor

https://nypost.com/2018/09/29/jehovahs-witnesses-must-pay-35m-to-sex-abuse-survivor/


Pennsylvania AG Shapiro: New information has surfaced since Catholic sex abuse report

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14124858-74/pennsylvania-ag-shapiro-new-information-has-surfaced-since-catholic-sex-abuse-report


Woman Claims Mormon Church’s Cover-Up Culture Protected Her Sexual Predator Dad

The Mormon church has a “culture” that protects sexual predators, Johnson said during the press conference.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mormon-church-cover-up-culture-sexual-predator_us_5b363f35e4b08c3a8f69aff1


Mormon Church in UT State Supreme Court CHALLENGING Reporting about Sex Abuse Victims

This is from 5 years ago.  First Amendment used to defend not reporting abuse to authorities.


Pennsylvania meeting highlights abuse problems among Jehovah’s Witnesses

June 2018 meeting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania attended by the press, activists, attorneys, and state politicians. Presents Watchtower policy related to Jehovah’s Witness child abusers.