Over 2,000 US Priests found involved in child sex abuse across America
MOSCOW -Over 2,000 US Priests found involved in child sex abuse across America, media report has revealed.
Around 1,700 priests and clergy members that the Catholic Church considers “credibly accused” of child sexual abuse are living in the US with “no oversight,” an AP report published Friday finds.
In its review of more than 5,100 clergy link members, AP found link that out of 2,000 living priests and other church employees “named as credibly accused abusers,” almost 1,700 were “living without much supervision” and working in various roles. Only a few hundred such clergy members were being supervised by the church or by law enforcement, Sputnik has reported.
AP also found that hundreds of “credibly accused abusers” remained in close contact with children.
“More than 160 continued working or volunteering in churches, including dozens in Catholic dioceses overseas and some in other denominations. Roughly 190 obtained professional licenses to work in education, medicine, social work and counseling — including 76 who, as of August, still had valid credentials in those fields,” the AP report explains.