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Old 25-04-2013, 19:15
soundcheck
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Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/cath...83536-Apr2013/
Some questions on that report, which I think are needed to make sense of it.
1) how many of those 98 priests are still alive?
2) how many were still alive at the time the first allegation was made to the police?
3) how many of those accused have only one allegation made against them?

It's hard to see how a conviction could be obtained when it is simply the word of one person against another and relates to events that are decades old. Even harder if the accused is dead. Or to put it another way, how many of those 98 men are still alive and have multiple allegations made against them? They are the most troubling cases.
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