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Church Sex Abuse Files Unlikely To Lead To Charges, Experts Say
Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim - Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan 2013

Statute of limitations is the main stumbling block to prosecuting culprits in the sex abuse files from the 1980s released this week [22 Jan 2013]. There is also the issue of whether what Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and Monsignor Thomas J. Curry did constituted a crime in the 1980s. The memos the men wrote made clear that they were aware children had been raped and otherwise assaulted and were attempting to keep authorities in the dark. They discussed giving the abusive priests out-of-state assignments and keeping them from seeing therapists who might have alerted law enforcement.

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