Louisiana Supreme Court: Priests Don't Have To Report Child Abuse
"In a disappointing decision that puts children at risk, the Louisiana Supreme Court rules that Catholic priests are not "mandatory reporters" of child abuse when administering sacramental confession.
The Oct. 28 ruling finds that laws which categorize priests as "mandatory reporters" of suspected child abuse do not apply to priests who discover such information while hearing confessions."
http://www.patheos.com, November 1, 2016.
Former Westport swim coach pleads guilty to sex assaults
"BRIDGEPORT — A former swim coach at Staples High School in Westport is facing up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting two young Fairfield girls over a three-year period."
"Jeffrey Schare pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. Devlin said he would impose the 8-year term along with lifetime sex offender registry when Schare is sentenced Oct. 3."
blog.ctnews.com, July 28, 2014.
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