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  • 10 priests accused in 50 Guam clergy sex abuse lawsuits

    The number of priests accused of sexually abusing #children on Guam decades ago, reached 10 on Monday after a woman sued, saying she was sexually abused by the now-deceased Father Juan Camacho when she was 14, around 1972. The Guam resident, named as T.G. in court documents, said the #priest asked her to...
  • 3 new clergy sex abuse allegations investigated

    The Archdiocese of Agana is investigating three new allegations of clergy sex abuse brought forward in the last few weeks, Deacon Leonard Stohr said Thursday. Stohr, the archdiocese’s sexual abuse response coordinator since August, said the three individuals aren’t among those who have filed lawsuits against the archdiocese or...
  • Nude photos alleged in latest clergy sex abuse lawsuits

    One of two additional clergy sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday said a now-deceased priest kept nude photos of “numerous altar boys” and priests “committing sexual acts on minors.” Tomas Afaisen De Plata and Richard Daniel Scroggs’ separate complaints bring to 26 the total number of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits...
  • Priest in Boston clergy sex abuse scandal faces 29 more charges of misconduct

    A priest at the center of the Boston clergy abuse scandal has been arrested on 29 more counts of sexual misconduct against young boys. Ronald Paquin served more than 10 years in prison for raping an altar boy, and faces more jail time for alleged abuse of two boys...
  • 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of child abuse

    The statistics were released during the opening address of a hearing of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The royal commission — which is Australia’s highest form of inquiry — has been investigating since 2013 how the Catholic Church and other institutions responded to the...
  • AP Impact: Italy grapples with priest sex abuse

    It happened night after night, the deaf man said, sometimes in the priest’s bedroom, sometimes in the bathroom, even in the confessional. When he was a young boy at a Catholic-run institute for the deaf, Alessandro Vantini said, priests sodomized him so relentlessly he came to feel “as if...
  • Argentina: 2 Priests Arrested for Allegedly Abusing Children

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Authorities in Argentina say they’ve arrested two Roman Catholic priests accused of sexually and physically abusing at least eight children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities. The priests are 82-year-old Nicolas Corradi and 55-year-old Horacio Corbacho. Three other men who worked at the...
  • 3 more child sex abuse lawsuits filed against Guam priests

    HAGATNA, Guam — Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron and former priest Louis Brouillard, along with the Archdiocese of Agana, face three new lawsuits alleging child sex abuse, which were filed Thursday afternoon by two former altar boys and by the estate of a deceased former altar boy. The lawsuits are possible because of a recently...
  • Parents discover priest ‘had sexually abused daughter, five, after she drew horrifying pictures of attacks’

    A priest who allegedly sexually abused a five-year-old girl was caught when her parents found horrific drawings the youngster had created seemingly depicting thesex attacks . Father Joao da Silva, 54, is accused of launching the horrifying attacks on the girl – who was a student in a class...
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