May 04, 2006

Possible dismissal in church sex abuse case

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5/4/2006 6:35 PM
By: Bill Carey

For years, two sisters named Hansen and a woman identified only as Jane Doe have pressed their complaints that Father Thomas Keating had sexually abused them. But, after New York State's Court of Appeals upheld the statute of limitations in cases of clergy abuse, attorneys for Father Keating and the Syracuse Diocese have sought to have their case dismissed. A state supreme court justice, Edward Carni, is now considering doing just that.

Victims groups are crying foul.

I mean even look at our pledge of allegiance. With liberty and justice for all. I never saw a footnote that said, unless you're sexually molested by a priest, said clergy abuse activist Charles Bailey, Jr.

The Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese and diocese across the country have attempted to deal with the scandal year after year. And they've had some success.

Posted by kshaw at May 4, 2006 08:14 PM