Court Ruling May Protect Thousands Of Pedophiles

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/13/national/13ABUS.html George Rucker, 82, a former Roman Catholic priest, was arrested in Alaska and returned to Los Angeles, where he faced charges of molesting 12 girls over 30 years, starting a year after he was ordained as a priest in 1946. But Rucker is a free man, among an estimated 800 people who are avoiding jail or trial becasue of a June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that voided a 1993 California law allowing prosecution of . . .

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