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Sexual Abuse In The Church

Claims of sexual abuse within the Church go back several years. The first documented accusations date back to the 1960s, but sexual abuse in the Church continues to be a problem today. Most recently, in 2002 the Boston Globe broke the huge story on rampant sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. And just this year, a study that looked at sex abuse in the Catholic Church of France showed that over 200,000 children had been abused by clergy since the 1950s. And the buck doesn’t stop there. 

Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuits – Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations on sex abuse lawsuits have been extended across the country. This means that victims can sue for any abuse that occurred outside the normal statute of limitations. Arizona’s laws have been updated, too. Read on to find out more about clergy sex abuse and the new laws being introduced in Arizona about the statute of limitations. 

Taking the Power Back: Surviving Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a horrific crime with no set procedure on how or when to heal, no matter when it happened or what the circumstances were. Surviving sexual abuse is an uneven road that looks different for every individual. During this process, it’s important to be kind to yourself and, if possible, to accept help from loved ones and to find a professional who can help you work out your emotions in a healthy way. Victims of sex abuse by the Catholic Church and Boy Scouts of America can have hope.


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