March 08, 2006

Irish priest abuse tally surpasses 100

The Washington Times

Mar. 8, 2006 at 12:15PM
More than 90 Roman Catholic priests in Ireland have been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 350 victims, the Archdiocese of Dublin said.
In a review of 2,800 priests dating to 1940, the archdiocese said eight priests had been convicted on criminal charges and 32 priests were accused in 105 civil lawsuits.
In addition to the 91 priests already identified, suspicions have been raised against 11 more. Aside from the 350 known victims, 40 more may have been abused but have not yet been identified, the Dublin Archdiocese said in its report.

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