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Danish prosecutors, citing statute of limitations, drop most sex-abuse probes

June 04, 2010

Danish prosecutors have dropped 26 of the 31 sex-abuse complaints that had been lodged against Catholic priests. In most of the cases, police said, the statute of limitations makes it impossible to bring criminal charges.

Danish Church leaders are conducting their own independent review of the sex-abuse charges, which will continue in all cases.


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  • Posted by: JR - Jun. 04, 2010 11:24 PM ET USA

    God respects no statue of limitations.

  • Posted by: cloudchaser64 - Jun. 04, 2010 8:24 PM ET USA

    Regardless of the statute of limitations for the state the Church should cauterize the wound and laicize the offenders.