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Sexual Abuse by Priests

A survey commissioned by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has found that children have made more than 11,000 allegations of sexual abuse by priests dating back to 1950.

According to the survey, 61 percent (6,700 claims), have been substantiated and although most of the children abused were between 11-17 years of age, 6 percent of the abused children were 7 years or younger.

Sexual Abuse by Priests In the News

Apr-20-06: Cardinal Mahony admits that he let five priests continue with service even though they were accused of sexually abusing children. [ LA TIMES ]

Apr-11-06: Trial of Father Jeremiah McGrath, accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, set to go to trial in September.

Sexual Abuse by Priests Settlements

To see a list of sexual abuse cases settled by the Roman Catholic church, click this link > [Abuse Settlements]

Register your Priest Abuse Complaint

If you or a close family member has been abused by a Priest, you may qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a possible class action. Please fill in our form to submit your complaint.

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Turning Points 'Not' for Children
Turning Points 'Not' for Children
November 29, 2021
Philadelphia, PA The largest Philadelphia child welfare agency, which returned three girls to their sexually abusive father who continued to assault them, has settled with the girls for $6 million. This tragic incident isn’t the first involving “Turning Points for Children”. In fact Turning Points has been named in at least three negligence complaints. Perhaps it should be named Turning Points NOT for Children.

Boy Scouts of America Sex Abuse Settlement – For and Against
Boy Scouts of America Sex Abuse Settlement – For and Against
October 25, 2021
Los Angeles, CA Voting a settlement of almost $1.9 billion to compensate over 82,000 Boy Scouts of America sexual abuse victims has begun with a December 14, 2021 deadline to vote for the Plan. But many survivors and their attorneys oppose the current proposal.


Bob Dylan Accused of Sexual Abuse
Bob Dylan Accused of Sexual Abuse
September 24, 2021
New York, NY A woman identified as JC  filed a civil sexual abuse lawsuit last month with the New York Supreme Court accusing Bob Dylan of sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress over a period of six weeks back in 1965. The 68-year-old plaintiff says she is “emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day”.


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