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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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Louisiana supreme court to rehear case on letting child sexual abuse victims sue | Louisiana | The Guardian

Louisiana supreme court to rehear case on letting child sexual abuse victims sue | Louisiana | The Guardian | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Five justices voted in favor of reconsidering earlier decision to deny permission, which devastated adult survivors of clergy abuse...

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Washington state sues Seattle Archdiocese over child sex abuse investigation records - KUOW

Washington state sues Seattle Archdiocese over child sex abuse investigation records - KUOW | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Washington state is suing the Archdiocese of Seattle in an effort to compel the institution to turn over documents related to sexual abuse allegations against its clergy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday morning.

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February 27, 8:54 PM
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Nunavut news: Priest facing sexual assault charge | CTV News

Nunavut news: Priest facing sexual assault charge | CTV News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A French priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut will be allowed to remain a member of the Oblates congregation after leadership in Rome ruled against his dismissal.

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How child abuse goes unchecked for Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses - The1A.org

How child abuse goes unchecked for Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses - The1A.org | Apollyon | Scoop.it

We speak to former church members about their fights for justice.

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December 28, 2023 9:06 PM
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Kentucky Pastor Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes Against Children – MinistryWatch

Kentucky Pastor Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes Against Children – MinistryWatch | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Charges involve seven victims dating back to 2007.

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December 28, 2023 8:53 PM
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Ex-Christian Brother charged with indecently assaulting six males at school in 1970s - IrishExaminer.com

Ex-Christian Brother charged with indecently assaulting six males at school in 1970s - IrishExaminer.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Jack Manning, 87, faces 60 counts of indecent assaults at a Dublin school

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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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December 19, 2023 8:47 PM
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Priest sex assault lawsuit aims to set precedent in Michigan - ClickOnDetroit.com

Priest sex assault lawsuit aims to set precedent in Michigan - ClickOnDetroit.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The Michigan Supreme Court is set to review a case that could set a precedent for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

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December 18, 2023 9:24 PM
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New Orleans archbishop quietly lobbied to release priest convicted of sex abuse: report - Raw Story

New Orleans archbishop quietly lobbied to release priest convicted of sex abuse: report - Raw Story | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A New Orleans archbishop secretly pushed for the early release of a jailed priest who had been convicted of sexually abusing an alter boy, according to a new report. 

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December 15, 2023 8:59 PM
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Northern District of Texas | Retired Cook Children’s Hospital Chaplain Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Child Pornography | United States Department of Justice

Northern District of Texas | Retired Cook Children’s Hospital Chaplain Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Child Pornography | United States Department of Justice | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A Fort Worth, Texas man who recorded himself sexually abusing a minor was sentenced yesterday to 60 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

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December 13, 2023 8:58 PM
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Canadian couple on missionary trip to the Caribbean convicted of sexual assault had ties to Manitoba - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

Canadian couple on missionary trip to the Caribbean convicted of sexual assault had ties to Manitoba - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Adam Eric Pepper and his wife Tracee Lynne Pepper (Plett), both 35-years-old, were sentenced to several years in prison in the Carribean country on Dec. 4.

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December 13, 2023 7:57 PM
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Arkansas SBC Church Kept Frmr Staffer’s Child Sex Abuse Secret for 7 Years - JulieRoys.com

Arkansas SBC Church Kept Frmr Staffer’s Child Sex Abuse Secret for 7 Years - JulieRoys.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Steven Smith of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark, has disclosed the recent conviction of former church staff member Patrick Miller.

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Secretive Christian sect ignored sexual abuse for decades, congregants allege - ABC News

Secretive Christian sect ignored sexual abuse for decades, congregants allege - ABC News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

In a secretive Christian sect unknown to most Americans, a reckoning is underway. Stories of abuse that have been insular for so long are now coming to light.

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‘We were encouraged to be with younger boys’: breaking down a child molester priest’s secret testimony | New Orleans | The Guardian

‘We were encouraged to be with younger boys’: breaking down a child molester priest’s secret testimony | New Orleans | The Guardian | Apollyon | Scoop.it

In unearthed deposition, Lawrence Hecker pleaded the fifth 117 times, but still provided damning details of decades-long predatory behavior

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Failure of Zero Tolerance Towards Sexual Abuse in the Church: Two Emblematic Cases - Il Messaggero

Failure of Zero Tolerance Towards Sexual Abuse in the Church: Two Emblematic Cases - Il Messaggero | Apollyon | Scoop.it

If it is not a failure, it's very close. The strict zero tolerance towards sexual abuse does not seem to work everywhere...

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February 21, 8:31 PM
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Australian bishop Christopher Saunders charged with rape - BBC.com

Australian bishop Christopher Saunders charged with rape - BBC.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The high-ranking Catholic was arrested after a long investigation and has always denied wrongdoing.

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December 29, 2023 12:38 PM
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Year-end 2023: Abuse crisis - AngelusNews.com

Year-end 2023: Abuse crisis - AngelusNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Efforts continued throughout 2023 to tackle clerical sex crimes in the Catholic Church.

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December 28, 2023 9:02 PM
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Former Aurora pastor faces 16 charges for rape, abuse; Detectives say more victims likely - KPTV.com

Former Aurora pastor faces 16 charges for rape, abuse; Detectives say more victims likely - KPTV.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A former pastor at a church in Aurora was indicted Wednesday on 16 counts of sexual assault, and at least some of the victims were children, the Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

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December 28, 2023 5:48 PM
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5 horrific instances of child sexual abuse by Christian missionary-run institutions in 2023 - Hindu Post

5 horrific instances of child sexual abuse by Christian missionary-run institutions in 2023 - Hindu Post | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The year 2023 witnessed a series of shocking cases involving child sexual abuse and exploitation by individuals associated with missionary-run institutions...

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December 26, 2023 10:24 PM
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Retired teacher accused of sexually abusing young students in Suffolk County, Long Island - ABC7NY.com

Retired teacher accused of sexually abusing young students in Suffolk County, Long Island - ABC7NY.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

According to the Suffolk County DA, 76-year-old Thomas Bernagozzi of Babylon has been named in 45 individual civil lawsuits under the New York State Child Victims Act.

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December 19, 2023 8:38 PM
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Wildomar Pastor Must Stand Trial: Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Girls | Lake Elsinore, CA Patch

Wildomar Pastor Must Stand Trial: Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Girls | Lake Elsinore, CA Patch | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Fredy Romeo Gonzalez Lopez was arrested in November 2022 following a Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigation.

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December 15, 2023 10:12 PM
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Two alleged abuse survivors win first challenge against Australian Catholic church’s legal tactics | Law (Australia) | The Guardian

Two alleged abuse survivors win first challenge against Australian Catholic church’s legal tactics | Law (Australia) | The Guardian | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Pair were earlier blocked from suing over abuse they claim they suffered from alleged prolific paedophile priest David Joseph Perrett

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December 14, 2023 6:50 PM
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Archdiocese defends Redwood City clergyman amid child abuse allegations - RWC PULSE

Archdiocese defends Redwood City clergyman amid child abuse allegations - RWC PULSE | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Archdiocese of San Francisco says priest is proven innocent via an independent review board

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December 13, 2023 8:10 PM
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Smyllum Park: Nuns and carer guilty of abusing orphanage children - BBC News

Smyllum Park: Nuns and carer guilty of abusing orphanage children - BBC News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The three women mistreated children at Smyllum Park in Lanark for more than a decade until it closed in 1981.

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