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New R.I. report raises questions on clergy abuse

Diocese says vague cases behind rise; AG concerned

Ann Hagan Webb (right) of Wellesley, who is a sexual abuse survivor, spoke yesterday during a press conference in Providence held by BishopAccountability.org. Ann Hagan Webb (right) of Wellesley, who is a sexual abuse survivor, spoke yesterday during a press conference in Providence held by BishopAccountability.org. (STEW MILNE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / October 20, 2007

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Between 1971 and 2007, 125 priests in Rhode Island were accused of sexual assault or sexual misconduct, including 95 accused of child molestation or sexual assault of a minor, according to a court document filed by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. (Full article: 854 words)

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