Statute of Limitations May Thwart Prosecutions in L.A.

Church Sex Abuse Files Unlikely to Lead to Charges, Experts Say

Statute of limitations is the main stumbling block to prosecuting Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and aides in the sex abuse files from the 1980s released this week, experts say … A nearly insurmountable barrier is the statute of limitations. A quarter-century has passed since Mahony and his chief aide for sex abuse cases, Msgr. Thomas J. Curry, wrote memos outlining strategies to prevent police investigations of three priests who had admitted abusing boys. The 1986 and 1987 letters fall decades beyond the three-year statute of limitations for felonies such as child endangerment, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit those offenses.” By Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times

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  1. #1 by on January 23, 2013 - 5:55 PM

    Mahony knows this. He made be a criminal but he isn’t stupid. They all know what they can get away with. But they have broken the law, they are criminals. Look what they did to the Jewish person. They all should go to jail. I don’t understand why people still give the church money or pay any attention to them. Betty Lou Kishler


  2. #2 by glorybe1929 on January 23, 2013 - 12:03 PM

    The reason I wrote. about the. Huge Cathederal. in LA. and the abuses that Mahoney perpetuated. with that fiasco, was. to inform the people of the unrighteouness of this supposed man of God, Not only the sexual abuse of children scandal but he is an evil man out to make himself look. Magnificent in the eyes of those who love celebrities..which he is in the LA area..No more! He should be prosecuted by his own church. for doing what is forbidden in their eyes. The moving of sexusl. abused priests is just a side line for him ..The hierarchy. seems to accept. all he does. as long as the money keeps rolling in for them.


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