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Offline dpareja

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Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:22:37 am »
http://bishop-accountability.org/priestdb/PriestDBbylastName-A.html

A database of accusations against Roman Catholic clergy regarding sexual abuse of minors and possession of child pornography--US priests only (and it's still huge).

As I saw it put, the Mafia has better standards than the Catholic Church, because if the mob found out that some of its members were raping kids, they'd off them.
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 09:06:59 am »
I wonder what the overall proportion of sex offenders to people is amongst the clergy.  Like, what are the (admittedly a bit rough) odds that any given priest is going to give your kid a lesson in a different kind of indulgence?
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 03:42:13 pm »
Why are you asking us? It says how many right there in the link you posted. 109.
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 05:15:42 pm »
The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, found (from the wikipedia page, which has citations):

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The Commission revealed 7% of Australian priests between 1950–2009 were accused of abusing children, and that one Catholic order had 40.4% of their non-ordained members with allegations against them in this period.

I don't know what the general percentage of Child Molesters is in the community Given they reckon one in 10 kids suffer from sexual abuse, I would have thought the 7% is probably the community average or a little higher (given that perpetrators usually have more than one victim).

However once you get to 40% you are running a refuge for rock spiders.

Edit: Sorry here is the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_sexual_abuse_cases
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 09:12:12 pm »
Why are you asking us? It says how many right there in the link you posted. 109.

One, the question was rhetorical; two, that link only goes to the page for clergy whose last names end in "A".

Under "M," for instance, they have 499 records.
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 09:22:09 pm »
Bishop Accountability also has databases for Argentina and Chile. Are there ones for other countries?
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 10:37:21 pm »
Bishop Accountability also has databases for Argentina and Chile. Are there ones for other countries?

Dunno. I figure the US listings are bad enough.
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 09:17:06 am »
They're probably worse in countries the Vatican all but outright owns like Italy (duh) and Brazil.  Easy to keep the child-fuckers safe when you are essentially god in your country.
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Re: Just how many priests have been accused of sex crimes?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 02:21:40 pm »
Now that I think about it, we could use a similar project for a certain other global organization with a pedo problem.
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