Former Cleveland priest Robert McWilliams was sentenced to life in prison for child sexual exploitation. Four days later, he took his own life.
Discovery rules can give survivors more legal options. Recently, a survivor in Mississippi was able to win an appeal thanks to a discovery rule.
A review board for the Portland Diocese found abuse allegations against two priests to be credible. Courts had dismissed allegations against one of the priests.
A survivor filed a new lawsuit against the Burlington Diocese in Vermont. The lawsuit accuses the diocese of hiding the abuse, thus protecting a predator.
The family of a deceased clergy abuse survivor is filing a lawsuit against the Diocese of Oakland, thanks to SB 447, a new state law passed in 2021.
After a three-year investigation, the Nebraska Attorney General's Office released a clergy abuse report identifying more than 250 abuse victims.