West Virginia Sues Catholic Diocese For Knowingly Hiring Sexual Abusers of Children

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Published on March 19, 2019 - Duration: 00:34s

West Virginia Sues Catholic Diocese For Knowingly Hiring Sexual Abusers of Children

According to Reuters, West Virginia officials sued the state’s Roman Catholic diocese on Tuesday, accusing the church of knowingly employing priests, who had admitted to sexually assaulting children.

The lawsuit alleges that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston violated consumer protection laws by failing to disclose possible unsafe conditions at schools, parishes and camps.

The lawsuit says that the church employed people who had records of child sexual assault.

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