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Bishop Jaime Soto reacts to list of clergy accused of sex abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento will release a list this week with names of priests and deacons determined to have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, Bishop Jaime Soto said in a letter.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento will release a list this week with names of priests and deacons determined to have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors, Bishop Jaime Soto said in a letter.

More than 40 priests in the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento were credibly accused of sexually abusing roughly 130 victims in the past 70 years, according to records kept by the church and obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

In all, there were credible accusations made against 44 priests and two permanent deacons in the diocese dating back to the 1950s, according to church records. Kevin Eckery, a diocesan spokesman, said the records of the men who have served in the diocese were examined by church officials and former FBI agent Kathleen McChesney.

The Sacramento diocese, which stretches from Vallejo to the Oregon border.

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The identities of every priest accused, along with their parish assignment and the date of the accusations, can be found here:

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