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158 Chilean Catholic Church members investigated over sexual abuse

Bishops, priests and lay people are among 158 members of Chile’s Catholic Church under investigation for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children and adults, the public prosecutor revealed on Monday.

The cases relate to 144 separate investigations into incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents, according to details given at a press conference by prosecutor Luis Torres.

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