SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News is taking a closer look at the clergy abuse scandal that’s rocked the Catholic church over the last decade. Many Catholics are furious that former Bishop Thomas Dupre never served jail time for child abuse. Now there’s a push to change the laws to further protect children.
Former Springfield Diocese Bishop Thomas Dupre is currently living in a retirement home for priests in the Washington area, but clergy abuse survivors wish he were in jail.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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