US Catholic church sued by alleged abuse victims

 BBC News

The Catholic Church is being sued in California by seven people who claim they were sexually abused by a priest several decades ago.

The six women and one man accuse the Diocese of Oakland of negligence for hiring the Reverend Stephen Kiesle.

They say it was known that there were multiple allegations of abuse against him.

He was sentenced to three years probation in 1978 for lewd conduct with two young boys in San Francisco.

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