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Four More Victims in Fr Cunningham Molestation Case

Fr Cunningham molestation case, four new victims come forward

Four More Victims in Fr Cunningham Molestation Case filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Courts. All of the victims, who are now adults, were sexually molested by Father Christopher J. Cunningham between the ages of 10-12 years-old. Some of the abuse occurred as early as 1991. READ THE COURT COMPLAINT here.

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Report to the People of God

CLICK HERE to read copies of the original Archdiocese of Los Angeles documents Report to the People of God, the Addendum to the Report to the People of God, and the Final Addendum to the Report of the People of God.

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Crosiers Named in Sex Abuse

Catholic Priest presenting the Eucharist

In 2002 and 2014, the Crosier Order of Priests and Brothers released a list of names of Crosiers with one or more credible claims of sexual abuse of minors. The running list includes Crosiers who are currently serving, former, and deceased. All of the Crosiers listed have credible allegations against them. The list is by no means comprehensive and continues to grow as litigation against the order continues. The current list, provided here, was updated in January 2017.

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Archdiocese Destroyed Records

Father Christopher Cunningham, Covina, CA

This press release was issued on May 25, 2017 to inform the public of our recent lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, St. Louise De Marillac in Covina, CA, and Father Chris Cunningham for sexual abuse caused by Cunningham on a young boy in the early 2000’s. Links to related articles and information regarding the case are included.

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PDF of CP Doe vs. Father Chris Cunningham

Documents and Case Files Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Represted by the Law Office of Anthony DeMarco

Here you will find a copy of the second sexual abuse complaint that we filed against Father Chris Cunningham and the Catholic Church. As a result of our previous case regarding Fr. Cunningham, we now have a good deal of evidence in support of the questionable and suspicious behavior that was witnessed by parish staff. Our case clearly shows that the Los Angeles Archdiocese was notified of Fr. Cunningham’s tendency and capacity for molesting young boys, but did little to thwart the behavior. As a result, Fr. Cunningham molested more than one boy on more than one occasion. We suspect there are more victims than the two that we are representing at this time.

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What Is Sexual Grooming?

Facts about sexual grooming by child sexual abuse perpetrators

The term Sexual Grooming is used often in the courtroom and in court complaints in cases involving child sexual abuse. In this article we explore the common behaviors that sexual predators adopt in preparing their victims of sexual abuse. By understanding what Sexual Grooming is, children and teens can better prepare themselves and avoid becoming victims of unsuspecting sexual abuse.

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Father Christopher Cunningham Assignment Record

The official assignment record for Father Christopher Cunningham. Produced by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and part of Father Cunningham’s personnel file. Note the fields with missing information which suggest that Cunningham did not advance to receive “Safeguard Training” after results from a 2004 background check were received.

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PDF of Father Richard Coughlin Personnel File

Documents and Case Files Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Represted by the Law Office of Anthony DeMarco

Father Richard Coughlin molested boys for over 50 years and was never criminally convicted. His sexual abuse of young boys was protected by the Catholic Church in both Boston, Massachusetts and Orange County, California. Coughlin established the All American Boys Chorus which he used as a resource for accessing and molesting boys throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

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PDF of John CJ Doe vs. Father Christopher Cunningham

Documents and Case Files Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Represted by the Law Office of Anthony DeMarco

This represents the first of two sexual abuse cases that we filed against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, St. Louise de Marillac Church, and Father Christopher Cunningham for instances of child molestation and lewd acts on a child under 14 year-old. The official complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court can be viewed here.

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