Friday, February 18, 2011

1,000 potential abusers
1,000 potential abusers on church abuse commission list
Friday 18 February 2011

A list of 1,000 potential abusers has been drawn up by the government committee investigating the sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic church.

The list has been compiled on the basis of over 2,000 complaints from people who say they were abused by church officials since the 1950s.

Six names have been passed to the public prosecution department for further investigation. Many of the cases reported to the Deetman commission took place too long ago to be taken to court.


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