September 21, 2018

CBN: #ChurchToo -- Evangelical Leaders' Warning About the Widespread Problem of Sex Abuse

Two Catholics filed a class-action lawsuit this week against eight dioceses in Pennsylvania. 

The suit, filed by abuse victim Ryan O'Connor and church member Kristin Hancock, demands the names of priests accused of abuse and the release of internal documents. 

It's just another example of how the fallout from a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse within a Pennsylvania diocese is spreading....

While many of the sex abuse headlines are centered on the Catholic Church, experts say the problem is widespread. "No child is immune. Thirty to 40 percent of sexual abuse and exploitation happens by a family member; about 50 percent by somebody that the family knows and trusts," Sex abuse expert Donna Rice-Hughes tells CBN News...

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