DA urges victims of priest abuse to come forward, so she can prosecute

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MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) – Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich is urging victims of priest and clergy abuse to come forward so she can prosecute. The Archdiocese of Mobile Thursday released the names of 29 priests and deacons who have been “credibly accused” since 1950. Although of them are now dead, several are not. Rich says victims must come forward and ask her office to prosecute. She’s also asking anyone with evidence to come forward. Rich says there’s no statute of limitations on any sex offense if the victim is under 16, regardless if it involves force or serious injury. 

The sexual misconduct allegations range from 1950 up until at least 2012. 

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