PressTV-263 San Francisco Bay Area priests branded sex abusers

The leaders of three San Francisco Bay Area dioceses have been accused of engaging in sex abuses along with 263 local priests who were branded sexual predators.

The priests, who are from the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of Oakland and San Jose, were named in a 66-page report, compiled by the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Anderson has filed suit against all 11 dioceses in California on behalf of Tom Emens, 50, who said, a priest that died in 2002, repeatedly molested him when he was 10 years old.

Anderson also released a separate 120-page report on clerical sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles earlier this month that named over 300 alleged clerical offenders.

At a news conference on Tuesday, he said the new names were collated from publicly available documents, adding he believed the bishops had the names of other sexually abusive priests whom “they have not told the public about,…

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