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German government drops sex-abuse investigation of bishop who resigned

Catholic World News - May 14, 2010

The German government has dropped an investigation into sex-abuse charges against Bishop Walter Mixa, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Benedict earlier this week.

Bishop Mixa had stepped down from his post as head of the Augsburg diocese after admitting that he had engaged in physical abuse-- slapping students-- at a school where he worked years ago. The bishop had denied the sex-abuse charges.

The government closed its investigation of the sex-abuse claims because there was not sufficient evidence of any crime.

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