Po­lice raid of­fices in Chilean abuse case

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - REMEMBERING -

SAN­TI­AGO, Chile — Po­lice and prose­cu­tors raided Ro­man Catholic Church of­fices in two Chilean cities Wed­nes­day look­ing for files, in­ves­tiga­tive re­ports and doc­u­ments re­lated to a sex abuse scan­dal that has dam­aged the clergy’s rep­u­ta­tion in the South Amer­i­can coun­try.

The sur­prise raids tar­geted the head­quar­ters of San­ti­ago’s Ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal Court and the bishop’s office in Rancagua in the O’Higgins re­gion, where 14 priests are ac­cused of hav­ing had sex­ual re­la­tions with mi­nors.

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