Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 10, 2018 / 13:01 pm
A lawsuit in California is accusing bishops from all of the state's dioceses, as well as the California Catholic Conference and the Archdiocese of Chicago, of covering up sexual abuse.
Jeff Anderson and Associates, a Los Angeles based organization that advocates for alleged victims of alleged sexual abuse by Catholic priests, filed the lawsuit Oct. 1.
The plaintiff, Thomas Emens, alleges he was abused for two years in the 1970s, starting at age 10. Attorneys for the plaintiff claim to have uncovered, by examining public documents, more than 300 priests from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who are alleged offenders.
The plaintiff is requesting that each diocese "publicly release the names of all agents, including priests, accused of child molestation, each agent's history of abuse, each such agent's pattern of grooming and sexual behavior, and his or her last known address," according to the lawsuit.