The Catholic Church knew he was an abuser, but helped him get a job in public schools – LA Times

More than $30 million has been paid to settle multiple claims of abuse by a Catholic brother.

Source: The Catholic Church knew he was an abuser, but helped him get a job in public schools – LA Times

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Crazy and sickening. Very difficult to punish this conduct with money damages or criminal penalties. Ruined lives and families continue to pile up.

St. Louis priest settles part of civil case against accuser and clergy abuse survivor’s group | Law and order | stltoday.com

Criminal charges have been dropped in two separate jurisdictions and the priest has won one civil suit.

Source: St. Louis priest settles part of civil case against accuser and clergy abuse survivor’s group | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Shows another aspect of sexual abuse cases. Defendant going on the offensive and attacking the alleged victims.

Troubled Belleville Diocese priest blasts bishop over handling of his abuse allegations | Religion | stltoday.com

The Rev. Steven Poole alleges that a now retired priest sexually abused him when Poole was a 14-year-old.

Source: Troubled Belleville Diocese priest blasts bishop over handling of his abuse allegations | Religion | stltoday.com

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It takes much courage for a victim of sexual abuse to stand up and go public with the truth. This illustrates that those in power and abusers will fight back and deny allegations. The law is often inadequate to resolve sexual abuse cases that are often decades old.

Joe Paterno knew of Jerry Sandusky abuse in 1976 per testimony in newly unsealed records – The Washington Post

Newly released documents contain allegations that the former coach knew of abuse long before 1998, the year an independent investigation reported Paterno first became aware of sexual assaults against minors. Testimony also indicates current college football assistant coaches Tom Bradley and Greg Schiano were also aware of Sandusky’s abuse.

Source: Joe Paterno knew of Jerry Sandusky abuse in 1976 per testimony in newly unsealed records – The Washington Post

 

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Disgusting that so many adults and people in positions of power covered up sexual abuse for years. Those who were powerless and children suffered and still suffer as a result of this monster. Those who played a part in the cover up are also responsible. Shows the legal system helps address some of the problems but those in power continue to try to hide behind weak arguments and the passage of years.