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.
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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.
In the early 2000s, an in-depth news investigation exposed years of sexual abuse by clergy members of the Catholic Church that went back decades. The Church’s image suffered greatly as it struggled to resolve the scandal. Since then, hundreds of brave survivors have stepped forward to accuse their abusers and get the justice they deserve.