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  • Dallas police raid Catholic diocese properties in investigation of alleged sex abuse by clergy

    05/15/2019 1:07:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/15/2019 | By Ray Sanchez and Rosa Flores, CNN
    Dallas police searched the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and other properties Wednesday as part of the church's widening sex abuse scandal, police and church officials said. Maj. Max Geron of the special investigations division said the raids are related to five new allegations of sexual abuse that emerged after police issued an arrest warrant for a priest named Edmundo Paredes, who was previously assigned to St. Cecilia's Parish in Dallas. Dallas authorities said they consider Paredes a fugitive. The parish was one of the locations searched Wednesday, along with the diocese headquarters and a storage facility, Geron...
  • Catholic sex abuse: Who are San Joses’s 15 accused priests ?

    10/19/2018 4:59:18 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 7 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10-18-18 | John Woolfolk
    These are the priests named Thursday by the Diocese of San Jose as credibly accused of abusing children during their time in the diocese. Leonel Noia While a pastor at the former St. Patrick parish in San Jose, Noia was arrested and convicted in 1976 after two boys reported he sexually abused them on a camping trip. When he got out of jail in 1978, he was transferred to three other San Jose parishes: St. Julie Billiart until 1982, St. Anthony until 1986 and Five Wounds, where he served for 16 years until 2002, when the church banned all priest...
  • Priest abuse hotline gets 400-plus calls in wake of report

    08/20/2018 1:14:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Prosecutors say a hotline set up to get information on child sexual abuse by clergy within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses has received more than 400 calls over the past six days. A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said Monday agents are returning all calls and assessing the facts. Spokesman Joe Grace says the agents will have to consult with the office’s lawyers to determine whether any claims warrant investigation.