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Thread #134382 Message #3056253
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
18-Dec-10 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
""No, Don, we wouldn't be having this conversation - because in most cases, the statute of limitations would have long expired.""
In most Western countries the statute of limitations allows for prosecution of cases by adults who were victims in their childhood, commonly more than twenty years on.
In California, an abuser was prosecuted in 1998 for abuse committed as long ago as 1955.
And your comment about the depth of the RC Church's pockets is utterly unworthy.
What has the size of their bank balance to do with the prosecution of those who allowed more children to become victims by covering up the activities of knownabusers?
Apportioning blame is not the issue, since the accessories to these crimes are already known.
They perpetrated the grossest injustice upon the victims, and in line with your above statement, I am not prepared to shut up and let it drop, and I wonder why you apparently are prepared to do so. It doesn't fit with your earlier comment.