The Dioceses of Tucson and Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been named in a racketeering lawsuit. The dioceses are accused of concealing sex abuse allegations.
A bill requiring Arizona clergy to report child sex abuse, including abuse revealed during confession, has failed.
Seven sex abuse victims filed lawsuits against the Morman Church. The lawsuits allege church officials failed to report abusive Boy Scout leaders to authorities.
An Arizona lawsuit alleges leaders of the Mormon Church failed to report child sex abuse claims, allowing abuse of children to continue for years.
In 2020, many states passed or proposed bills to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors. Although some bills failed, lawmakers continue to fight for victims.
Arizona lawmakers opened a “look back” window for sex abuse survivors with expired cases to file legal claims. The window will close on December 31, 2020.