Bishops Escaping Prosecution in Sex Abuse Cases

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10011-2003Jun3.html Some victims of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church are frustrated because no bishops have been indicted, the Washington Post says. The closest case is in Phoenix, where prosecutors gathered what they believed was sufficient evidence to charge Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien with obstruction of justice. But they declined to prosecute in return for his promise to appoint two independent administrators and a lawyer to handle allegations of child sexual abuse, and to put . . .

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