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Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

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A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims.
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Devastating Report of Abuse By Catholic Priests In Pennsylvania Finds More Than 1,000 Victims

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In a gutting, 1,400-page report released Tuesday, a grand jury in Pennsylvania said internal documents show more than 1,000 people have credibly accused 300 Catholic priests in the state of sexual abuse. Many of those victims testified about the abuse and methodical cover-ups by the church over the past 70 years, in what is one of the most damning revelations of the Catholic sex abuse scandal that has played out in the U.S. over the past 15 years.
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Report: Priests Molested 1,000 Children In Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.
Those children are among the victims of roughly 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania who molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1940s, according to a sweeping state grand jury report released Tuesday that accused senior church officials...
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Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

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The "real number" of abused children and abusive priests might be higher since some secret church records were lost and some victims never came forward, the grand jury said.
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