Dozens more priests ac­cused of sex­u­ally abus­ing chil­dren

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ORANGE | 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.

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