Dozens more priests accused of child sex abuse
Dozens more Catholic priests who served in Southern California have been accused of sexually abusing children, according to two reports issued Thursday.
Advocates for survivors of child sex abuse compiled a list of 72 priests they say served in the Diocese of Orange and have been accused of abuse. That’s many more than the 14 such clerics listed by the diocese in 2016.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Thursday updated its tally of accused priests for the first time in a decade, adding 54 more for a total of 323 clerics accused in such incidents.