Chile: 3 Abuse Victims Sue Church

The New York Times


Published: November 27, 2012

Three victims of sexual abuse by a prominent priest filed a lawsuit for damages against the Catholic Church on Tuesday for what they claim was its negligent handling of their accusations. In 2004, the men accused the Rev. Fernando Karadima of having abused them as teenagers in the 1980s and 1990s. The archbishop of Santiago opened an investigation but “did not adopt any measures to prevent the abuses from continuing or take disciplinary measures against the priest, who remained in the priesthood for another five years,” the lawsuit says.

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