US Sex Abuse Victim Sues Vatican for Cover-up
The mother of a Chicago boy abused by a Roman Catholic priest sued the Vatican on Wednesday for its alleged role in covering up clergy sex abuse.
The case comes just weeks after a landmark ruling in Oregon in which the Vatican was ordered for the first time to produce documents and answer questions under oath about its role in supervising a priest accused of a long pattern of child sex abuse.
‘The reason we have to do this is because Daniel McCormack is just one of many offenders who’ve been allowed to offend in secret,’ Mr Anderson told reporters. ‘Until there is change at the top, children remain at risk.’
The boy’s family reached a US$1.6 million (S$2 million) settlement in 2008 with the Archdiocese of Chicago after McCormack pleaded guilty to molesting five boys.
Several boys were abused after McCormack was allowed to continue working at a Catholic school following previous complaints and his 2005 arrest. — AFP
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