Five former Catholic priests have been charged in Michigan with criminal sexual conduct, the state attorney general said Friday, amid a monthslong investigation of alleged clergy sexual abuse in the state.
Dallas Police Investigating Alleged Sexual Abuse By Clergy Execute Search Warrants At Catholic Diocese
Dallas police on Wednesday were searching the headquarters and other properties of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas as part of the church's widening sex abuse scandal, police and church officials said.
Church forbids clergymen from sex and marriage, but sometimes vows are broken, and until now, many children have suffered in silence
The newly released records date back to 1940, church officials said.
The 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas have promised to release the names of clergy accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1950 until present.
A new investigation by the Illinois attorney general's office has identified 500 priests and clergy members with credible claims of sexual abuse against them.