Hun­dreds of ac­cused clergy left off church’s sex abuse lists

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

Richard J. Poster served time for pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy, vi­o­lated his pro­ba­tion by hav­ing con­tact with chil­dren, ad­mit­ted mas­tur­bat­ing in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex of­fender registry. And yet the for­mer Catholic priest was only just this month added to a list of clergy mem­bers cred­i­bly ac­cused of child sexual abuse — after The As­so­ci­ated Press asked why he was not in­cluded.

Vic­tims ad­vo­cates had long crit­i­cized the Ro­man Catholic Church for not mak­ing public the names of cred­i­bly ac­cused pri­ests. Now, de­spite the dio­ce­ses’ re­lease of nearly 5,300 names, most in the last two years, crit­ics say the lists are far from com­plete.

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