October 12, 2005

Los Angeles Archdiocese Reveals Abuse By Priests

VOA News

By VOA News
13 October 2005

Another sexual abuse scandal is rocking the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, as the Archdiocese of Los Angeles releases files on 126 priests documenting decades of sexual abuse allegations.

The records show church leaders, including the current Cardinal, Roger M. Mahony, sent some accused priests to counseling or reassigned them to other parishes, where some abusers continued to prey on children.

The Archdiocese produced the files as part of settlement talks with lawyers representing 560 people who say they were sexually abused by clergymen.

Posted by kshaw at October 12, 2005 09:55 PM