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Clergy Abuse Survivor: Pope Needs to Name Names

A local clergy abuse survivor says the Pope needs to name names, now that he’s told reporters the Vatican is investigating three Bishops for their role in child abuse crimes or coverups.

05/28/2014

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Pope Francis Plans Meetings with Victims of Sex Abuse by Priests

He repeated, aboard his papal plane returning from Jerusalem, there will be zero tolerance for clergy who violate children.

05/27/2014

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Lawyers to Release Files on Accused Joliet Priests

Chicago law office is going to release documents exposing 16 priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet who are accused of sexually abusing children.

04/30/2014

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Ill. Man Gets 32 Years for Molesting Preschooler

Harvey Burk Simington told investigators in a taped interview played for jurors that the victim, then 4, initiated the incident.

04/29/2014

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Collinsville Bus Monitor Charged with Sex Crimes

Thomas R. Hartsoe, 76, of Fairmont City, was charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a child.

04/25/2014

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Rape Charges Added in Hailey Owens’ Death

Greene County prosecutors added the new charges against 46-year-old Craig Michael Wood of Springfield on Monday.

04/22/2014

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SNAP: Archdiocese is Targeting Victim in Child Sex Abuse Case

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests says Archbishop Carlson essentially outed a child sex abuse victim and his family by releasing information about them to their parish.

04/22/2014

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2011 Child Molestation Trial Set To Begin

The trial of Daniel Hughes is scheduled to begin today after he entered a 9-year-old girl’s room at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton and allegedly sexually assaulted her in 2011.

04/21/2014

Booking photo courtesy of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

St. Louis Priest Accused of Abuse Released on Bond

Joseph Jiang, 31, accused of sexually abusing a grade school student, has been released on bail.

04/21/2014

The Most Reverend Robert Carlson wipes his forehead as he battles the 90 degree heat during the Procession of Bishops before becoming the ninth Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. Louis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in St. Louis on June 10, 2009. St. Louis will be Carlson's fourth diocese; he most recently served as the bishop of Saginaw, Mich. (Photo: UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Amended Lawsuit Filed Against Archbishop Robert Carlson

A Lincoln County family that sued St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson for allegedly failing to report child sexual abuse allegations against a priest he lived with has filed a new lawsuit.

11/22/2013

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