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'Surprised,' 'Stunned'—Former Gateway Church Pastor Believes Other Leaders Knew of Robert Morris' Alleged Child Sex Abuse - ChurchLeaders.com

'Surprised,' 'Stunned'—Former Gateway Church Pastor Believes Other Leaders Knew of Robert Morris' Alleged Child Sex Abuse - ChurchLeaders.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Former Gateway Church pastor of Young Adults, Stephen LeBlanc, recently told local WFAA that he felt “betrayed” by the church’s founder, Robert Morris, for concealing his alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in the 1980s.

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'Another level of coverup': How a Mass. law prevents clergy abuse survivors from getting justice - CapeAndIslands.org

'Another level of coverup': How a Mass. law prevents clergy abuse survivors from getting justice - CapeAndIslands.org | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The Massachusetts charitable immunity law caps damages in lawsuits against a nonprofit at $20,000 — including those alleging child sexual abuse. That means some lawyers won't take these cases.

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August 30, 2023 8:31 PM
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BREAKING: Episcopal priest Richard Losch indicted for felony child sexual abuse - Anglican Watch

BREAKING: Episcopal priest Richard Losch indicted for felony child sexual abuse - Anglican Watch | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Richard Rorex Losch, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, has been indicted by a grand jury in Grafton County, New Hampshire, of a Class A Felony…

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July 8, 2023 8:52 PM
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Authorities charge 5 more in probe of child sexual abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses in Pennsylvania - ABC News

Authorities charge 5 more in probe of child sexual abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses in Pennsylvania - ABC News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A Pennsylvania grand jury investigating child sexual abuse among Jehovah’s Witnesses has charged another five people with raping or molesting children as young as 4...

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March 15, 2023 9:54 PM
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Former Buffalo Diocese chancery official put on leave a second time following additional abuse claim - Buffalo News

Former Buffalo Diocese chancery official put on leave a second time following additional abuse claim - Buffalo News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Bishop Michael W. Fisher has put a Cheektowaga pastor on administrative leave for a second time after an additional claim of child sexual abuse was made against the priest.

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December 12, 2022 9:25 PM
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Hillsong founder Brian Houston devastated over father’s rape of 7yo boy - SKY News

Hillsong founder Brian Houston devastated over father’s rape of 7yo boy - SKY News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The founder of Hillsong, who is fighting allegations he covered up his father’s rape of a boy in 1970, was “shattered” when he found out, a court has been told.

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August 29, 2022 9:08 PM
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"Confident About Coming Out Clean": Karnataka Seer Charged With Sex Abuse - NDTV.com

"Confident About Coming Out Clean": Karnataka Seer Charged With Sex Abuse - NDTV.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A prominent seer in Karnataka booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on Monday broke his silence over the issue, claiming it was part of a long drawn conspiracy against him.

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Teacher who ran church holiday club jailed for string of child sex offences after he handed himself into police - LBC.co.uk

Teacher who ran church holiday club jailed for string of child sex offences after he handed himself into police - LBC.co.uk | Apollyon | Scoop.it

An ex-school teacher who confessed to sexually abusing young girls over a period of two decades has been jailed for 13 years.

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January 6, 2021 8:35 PM
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Denizens of Zophos: The Violators of Children | Guantanamo-on-the-Styx

Denizens of Zophos: The Violators of Children | Guantanamo-on-the-Styx | Apollyon | Scoop.it
There's no excuse for child abuse.
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February 11, 2019 7:48 PM
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20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - HoustonChronicle.com

20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms - HoustonChronicle.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

About 220 offenders have been convicted or took plea deals, and dozens of cases are pending. They were pastors. Ministers. Youth pastors. Sunday school teachers. Deacons. Church volunteers.

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Lawsuit alleges decades of child sex abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers statewide - WTOP.com

Lawsuit alleges decades of child sex abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers statewide - WTOP.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

CHICAGO (AP) — Child sexual abuse at Illinois juvenile detention centers was pervasive and systemic for decades, according to disturbing accounts in a lawsuit…...

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December 27, 2023 4:23 PM
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Former Ketchikan church leader sentenced to 20 years for sexual abuse - AlaskaPublic.org

Former Ketchikan church leader sentenced to 20 years for sexual abuse - AlaskaPublic.org | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Dwight "Chris" John, 72, pleaded guilty to consolidated charges in the case, receiving 20 years with 30 more suspended Thursday.

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July 31, 2023 9:11 PM
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Spiritans face more than 30 legal cases over past child abuse – IrishTimes.com

Spiritans face more than 30 legal cases over past child abuse – IrishTimes.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Civil cases likely to cost religious congregation several million euros in settlements...

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May 2, 2023 5:57 PM
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Former Christian missionary convicted of sexual abuse and incest after victim under the age of 12 contracts gonorrhea - LawAndCrime.com

Former Christian missionary convicted of sexual abuse and incest after victim under the age of 12 contracts gonorrhea - LawAndCrime.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

An Iowa man and former Christian missionary was convicted of sexually abusing a child after prosecutors told jurors the victim contracted gonorrhea. 

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February 1, 2023 7:11 PM
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The Capture of Serial Killer Dennis Rader (BTK) - PsychologyToday.com

The Capture of Serial Killer Dennis Rader (BTK) - PsychologyToday.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Undone by his egomania and a floppy disk.

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October 5, 2022 7:45 PM
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Alabama pastor indicted on charges of rape, sex abuse - ABC News

Alabama pastor indicted on charges of rape, sex abuse - ABC News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A south Alabama pastor has been indicted on rape and sex abuse charges

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August 29, 2022 7:35 PM
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Parents found child's letter to God disclosing sexual abuse, Texas man sentenced - KXXV.com

Parents found child's letter to God disclosing sexual abuse, Texas man sentenced - KXXV.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A child's letter to God disclosing sexual abuse brought to light a Texas man who "sexually traumatized not one but two innocent children" for several years, according to a district attorney's office.

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April 15, 2022 2:50 PM
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Former Christian school band teacher sentenced for sexual relationship with student – WSBTV.com

Former Christian school band teacher sentenced for sexual relationship with student – WSBTV.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A former Christian school band teacher will serve 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to a sexual relationship with a student, Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Latonia P.

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February 21, 2019 10:22 PM
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Pope demands 'concrete' response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit - Religion News Service

Pope demands 'concrete' response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit - Religion News Service | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Pope Francis on Thursday (Feb. 21) opened a highly anticipated four-day meeting on his church’s ongoing sex abuse crisis by calling on the assembled bishops and other Catholic leaders to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and be “concrete.”

 

“The holy People of God look to us, and expect from us not simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to be undertaken. We need to be concrete,” Francis said.

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June 13, 2016 9:35 PM
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Africa: Pope Francis Endorses Tough Measures Against Clerical Child Abuse - AllAfrica.com

Africa: Pope Francis Endorses Tough Measures Against Clerical Child Abuse - AllAfrica.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, finally Pope Francis backed down and approved tough measures to sack the clergy who mishandle, or involve in, child sexual abuse. As the Pontiff empathised, bishops who are negligent in dealing with priests committing abuse will be removed under the new legal procedures.

 

Ordinarily, the canon law allows for a bishop to be removed for negligence to sanction priests who involve in sexual abuse, but this time round the new measures precisely prescribe child abuse as 'grave reasons' that could lead to dismissal.

 

The Papal stance intends to hold the clergy accountable if they fail to protect their flocks from paedophiles. Morally and spiritually speaking, religious leaders have the responsibility to protect their followers from sexual abuses.

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