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California Catholic bishops target of new priest abuse lawsuit

Attorneys for victims of abusive Catholic priests hold a press conference on Oct. 2, 2018 in Los Angeles to announce a lawsuit against California bishops.
Attorneys for victims of abusive Catholic priests hold a press conference on Oct. 2, 2018 in Los Angeles to announce a lawsuit against California bishops.
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A Camarillo man who says he was molested by a local priest in Anaheim in the 1970s is suing the state’s Catholic bishops for civil conspiracy and nuisance. 

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Catholic officials across California covered up criminal activity by keeping known and suspected abusers in ministry, moving them from church to church and failing to report abuse to police.

Read the full story on LAist.com.