The New York Diocese of Buffalo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after facing a significant number of clergy sex abuse lawsuits.
Allegations of child sexual abuse have risen during the coronavirus pandemic. The rise coincides with stay-at-home orders.
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New York Governor Cuomo further extends the Child Victims Act’s “look back” window. Survivors of child sexual abuse now have more time to file a case.
The Catholic Church received $1.4 billion in taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief aid. Some of this money was given to dioceses with a history of clergy abuse.
New York State lawmakers passed a bill to extend the “look back” window in the Child Victims Act by a full year following COVID-19 court restrictions.