Guam’s Catholic Church sued over child sex claims

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Four for­mer al­tar boys have filed law­suits against the Catholic Church in Guam seek­ing dam­ages for his­toric child sex abuse al­legedly com­mit­ted by cler­ics in the Pa­cific ter­ri­tory. The fur men lodged sep­a­rate claims in the Guam Su­pe­rior Court on Novem­ber 1, three of which ac­cuse Arch­bishop An­thony Apuron of mo­lest­ing them when they were chil­dren. Bishop Apuron, who de­nies any wrong­do­ing, has stepped aside while he awaits a canon­i­cal trial in Rome. The al­le­ga­tions, which emerged ear­lier this year, date back to the 1970s when he was a par­ish pri­est.

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