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Court Backs New Jersey Law Giving Sex Abuse Victims More Time to Sue

A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a New Jersey statute that gives victims of sexual abuse more time to sue. The 2019 law waived the statute of limitations and allowed victims to file civil suits until they …

Chicago Archdiocese Hid Years of Child Sex Abuse

After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped and threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy’s parents that, although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no …

Massachusetts Group Seeks to Extend Time Sex Abuse Victims Can Sue

Child welfare advocates are calling on the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back legislation that would extend the time victims of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits. The open letter to Cardinal Sean O’Malley came days …

St. Louis Archdiocese Seeks Abuse Suit Dismissal

The St. Louis archdiocese asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the archbishop of failing to report child sexual abuse allegations against a priest he lived with and apparently mentored. Attorney Gerard Noce, who represents Archbishop Robert Carlson …

Judge Rules Insurer Not Obliged to Cover Sandusky

The insurance carrier for the children’s charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky doesn’t have to cover his criminal or civil legal costs related to acts of child sexual abuse, a judge ruled Friday. U.S. District …

UK: Retired Bishop Arrested in Sex Abuse Probe

Police have arrested a retired Church of England bishop and a retired priest in an investigation of alleged child sex abuse in the diocese of Chichester. Britain’s Press Association said 80-year-old retired bishop Peter Ball was arrested at his home …

Iowa Diocese Must List Names of 3 Accused Priests

A bankruptcy judge has told the Davenport Diocese to add the names of three deceased priests to its online list of people credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The Quad-City Times reports that the decision by U.S. District Judge Lee …