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West Virginia Attorney General Sues Diocese and Former Bishop Over Sex Abuse

The move could set a new precedent in dealing with abuse allegations

The Attorney General of West Virginia is suing the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and former bishop Michael Bransfield, claiming they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for employees working in schools and camps,

Patrick Morrisey tweeted that he was filing the civil action against the diocese and bishop for “deceiving consumers and claiming their schools were safe when they were employing credibly accused pedophiles.”

The Washington Post reported that the move could set a precedent in dealing with child abuse allegations against the Church.

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