The Scandal Driving the Church Sex Scandal

We've all heard the story. Hundreds of young sexual abuse victims long afraid to come forward for fear of embarrassment and scorn, abusers escaping prosecution and quietly moving to different jurisdictions, authorities covering up the crimes to avoid scandal and litigation. It's a saga of grave, grave sin.Of course, you would assume that I'm talking about the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal.And you would be wrong.I'm describing the situation in America's schools -- something that, although mirroring the problems dogging the Church, is strangely ignored. Let's examine the similarities using statistics from the United States. According to the John Jay Report, 10,667 people made allegations of child sexual abuse (not all were substantiated) committed by priests between 1950 and 2002; according to an AP investigation, at least 1,801 educators committed sexual misconduct involving minors between 2001 and 2005. So the per annum tally is:Number of people making allegations against...(Read Full Article)

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