1,700 Catholic priests accused of child sexual abuse are reportedly living freely in the US with no oversight, working in schools, and failing to register as sex offenders
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Deschutes County District Attorney's Office via AP

Almost 1,700 Catholic priests and staff accused of child abuse live freely in the US, with negligible law enforcement or church supervision, according to an Associated Press (AP) investigation.

The discovery was made as part of the agency's damning investigation into 2,000 living church officials "credibly" accused of abusing children.

Since they were accused 65 have been charged with a variety of crimes, 76 have licenses to work in schools or...

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