Muscle Shoals -
A Baptist children's pastor from Alabama has pleaded guilty to 20 counts of sex crimes involving minors, telling police he "couldn't remember" just how many boys he molested over the years.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has removed three suspected pedophile priests, two priests accused of misconduct, and placed another on leave as an investigation into clergy child sex abuse moves forward.
Los Angeles -
The Los Angeles Times has published extensive details chronicling Cardinal Roger Mahony's complicity in a massive child sex abuse scandal involving hundreds of priests and other clergy members.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey has paid $650,000 to settle sex abuse claims against a pedophile priest who allegedly sexually assaulted numerous children in the 1970s and '80s.