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Report Details 50 Years of Abuse by Catholic Clerics

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Report Details 50 Years of Abuse by Catholic Clerics

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Report Details 50 Years of Abuse by Catholic Clerics

Report Details 50 Years of Abuse by Catholic Clerics

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A report released Friday by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice estimates about 4 percent of the clergy in U.S. Catholic churches has been accused of sexual abuse in the United States over the past 50 years. About half of the accusers said they were between the ages of 11 and 14 when they were molested. Advocates for the victims allege that some bishops aren't revealing all they know, and the advocates add that many victims don't report abuse. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.

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