Sunday, February 29, 2004

Abuse peaked in, and in class of, 1970

Ed Palatella reports in the Erie Times-News.
According to the unprecedented study the nation's bishops released Friday, the number of children abused by priests from 1950 to 2002 was greatest in the 1970s, with the data showing "a peak in the year 1970."

The survey, by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, also showed that the most common year of ordination for priests accused of abuse was 1970.


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