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Brooklyn Diocese to pay record abuse settlement

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/19/18, 11:37 am

As fallout continues to spread from the sex abuse scandal within the Roman Catholic Church, the diocese in Brooklyn, N.Y., has agreed to one of the church’s largest-ever settlements to four victims. The diocese will pay out more than $27 million to four men sexually abused as children by a religion teacher in Brooklyn, The New York Times reported.

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More states probe Catholic abuse record

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/07/18, 12:33 pm

New York and New Jersey launched investigations Friday into the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse allegations. Three weeks after a grand jury report found rampant sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania since the 1940s, Catholic leaders in New York and New Jersey said they would cooperate with authorities. The New York Archdiocese confirmed it received subpoenas and vowed to work with state Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

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USA Gymnastics is not sticking the landing after Nassar

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/04/18, 12:55 pm

The president of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday became the latest leader to resign as the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal continues to taint the sport. Kerry Perry assumed leadership of the gymnastics governing body last December after Nassar, a former sports doctor, pleaded guilty to charges he sexually abused gymnasts in his care. Nassar is serving a prison sentence of at least 40 years in Michigan.

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