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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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LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Two Lawsuits Filed Against Catholic Priests and Dioceses Under New Child Sex Abuse Law
Two Lawsuits Filed Against Catholic Priests and Dioceses Under New Child Sex Abuse Law
March 16, 2022
Baton Rouge, LA New child sexual abuse lawsuits alleging two Catholic priests sexually abused teens decades ago, along with coverup lawsuits against the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana, have been filed under a new law that temporarily eliminated the statute of limitations in childhood sexual abuse cases.
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Another Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed After University of Michigan’s $490 million Settlement
Another Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed After University of Michigan’s $490 million Settlement
February 22, 2022
Detroit, MI An elderly Michigan man has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Michigan claiming he too was a victim of sexual abuse by the late university sports doctor Robert Anderson. His complaint comes just days after the university agreed on a settlement to end the biggest sex abuse scandal in the U.S. that involved approximately 1,050 victims.
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Juvenile Detention Center Residents “Obscenely Abused” for Years File Another Lawsuit
Juvenile Detention Center Residents “Obscenely Abused” for Years File Another Lawsuit
January 19, 2022
Burlington, VTIt’s like a gruesome scene from the Dark Ages: children with disabilities shackled and thrown into isolation without supervision, sometimes for months. Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, aka “Juvie Jail” has finally closed, and a second lawsuit filed in December 2021, claims 22 Vermont Department of Children and Families employees, along with the former commissioner and Woodside staff, regularly abused children between 2016 and 2020.
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