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Yakima diocese releases names of sexual abusers


The Catholic Diocese of Yakima has released the names of priests and deacons with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors.

Bishop Joseph Tyson, after consultation with and upon the recommendation of the Yakima Diocese Lay Advisory Board, established a website listing the names of priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor during their time of ministry within the Diocese of Yakima.

"The decision is based on the bishop's desire for transparency and to encourage victims of abuse to come forward," a statement from the diocese said.

The website has PDFs of the names and of abuse disclosure FAQs.

The PDF of names is three pages long. Most of the names o...

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