A chaplain with Bishop McGuiness High School turned himself in today on charges that he sexually abused a 14-year-old boy more than three decades ago at a Catholic church in Albemarle. Father Joseph Kelleher, 82, of 1525 Wood St. is charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child. He was released on a $5,000 bond and his first court date is scheduled for Aug. 9, according to Albemarle Police Chief Ronnie Michael.
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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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