A federal judge has ruled that a Mexican man who claims he was the victim of clergy sexual abuse can bring his lawsuit into federal court in the United States.
A total of about 380 Baptist Ministers, Deacons, and unpaid volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, and more than half have already been convicted, according to an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News.
Two massive Catholic Jesuit provinces whose territory covers nearly half the U.S. last week released the names of 153 priests and brothers credibly accused of sexually abusing minors and vulnerable adults dating back all the way back to the 1940s.
All Catholic dioceses in Texas will submit a comprehensive list of clergy members that have been "credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors" since 1950, Dallas Bishop Edward Burns said on Wednesday.
he number of reports of sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests skyrocketed by more than 15% last year, according to a recent audit released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In an effort to hold the Catholic church accountable for sexual abuse by priests, human rights lawyers and victims of clergy abuse have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court to investigate these matters.