Island Packet-Lowcountry agency: Child sexual abuse epidemic can be stopped

Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a report alleging that 300 priests sexually abused over 1,000 children and that the Catholic church actively protected the priests from the investigation of these crimes. This report is the broadest examination by a U.S. government agency of child sexual abuse in the Catholic church. While the report shows the magnitude to which the Catholic church has concealed its sexual abuse epidemic, it doesn’t capture the magnitude of child sexual abuse in the United States.Here are few things you need to know about child sexual abuse: ▪ According to Darkness to Light, an agency that trains individuals and organizations in preventing and responding to

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