Priest sex abuse scandal: A guide to news, documents, resources and issues

The priest sex abuse scandal: A guide to news, documents, resources and issues


The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Jan. 31 released the confidential personnel files of 124 Catholic priests, providing further details as to how archdiocesan leaders addressed decades of sex abuse claims. This page is designed to help you navigate this complex issue:

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Search KPCC's database of files released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in connection with ongoing investigations into how archdiocesan leaders addressed decades of claims of sexual abuse.

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What to do if you suspect abuse

If you suspect a priest or other adult is abusing a child, your first call should be to the local police department, sheriff's department or other law enforcement agency.

 

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