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Visalia Priest Put on Administrative Leave by Diocese

Father Eric Swearingen has been on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, June 5, because of sexual abuse allegations, the Diocese of Fresno says. Bishop Joseph V. Brennan said Monday the action resulted from "detailed information associated with a civi...
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Looming Wave of Sex Abuse Cases Poses Threat to Boy Scouts

NEW YORK — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. A bankruptcy by the...
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Nearly 6,000 Abuse Complaints at Migrant Children Shelters

WASHINGTON — Thousands of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of migrant children in government-funded shelters were made over the past four years, including scores directed against adult staff members, according to federal data released Tuesday. "An...
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Labrador Dog Named Lucy Saves Oregon Man From Sex Conviction

This undated photo shows the dog allegedly shot by Oregon man Josh Horner. (Lisa Christon via AP) SALEM, Ore. — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-ye...