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Police Drop Case Against Bakersfield Priest. Other Charges Remain.

Bakersfield police announced Thursday it had found no "corroborative evidence" for allegations of sexual battery by a popular Catholic monsignor, but the priest remained on administrative leave because of a separate investigation of sexual misconduct in Fresno County. The Bakersfield Californian reported the city's police department was closing an investigation...

AG Becerra Will Review Sex-Abuse Responses of Fresno Diocese

The California attorney general's office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sexual abuse that have resulted in payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to victims. Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent out letters to the dioceses last week, Sacramento diocese spokesman...

Bakersfield Monsignor Accused of Sexual Misconduct With a Minor

A popular Catholic monsignor in Bakersfield is on paid administrative leave following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in Firebaugh. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno announced the suspension of Msgr. Craig Harrison in a news release Thursday. Alleged Abuse Occurred in 2003 The diocese said it received...