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Fairbanks Diocese Copes with Sex-Abuse Crisis

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Fairbanks Diocese Copes with Sex-Abuse Crisis

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Fairbanks Diocese Copes with Sex-Abuse Crisis

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John Lockwood (center-right) of St. Michael, Alaska with his wife and their nine children. Libby Casey for NPR hide caption

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John Lockwood (center-left) of St. Michael, Alaska with his wife and their nine children. Lockwood was sexually abused as a boy by a Catholic volunteer who worked in his Norton Sound village. He says he has found healing by sharing his story with a lawyer and spending time with his family.

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More than 140 Alaska natives have sued the Roman Catholic Diocese in Fairbanks, Alaska, saying they were sexually abused by church workers from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Libby Casey reports for member station KUAC in Fairbanks.