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The Roman Catholic Church is not alone in facing accusations of clergy abuse.
Pastor, Heather Larson and elders of the Willow Creek Community Church, a Chicago-based megachurch, recently resigned amid a sexual abuse scandal involving church founder, Rev. Bill Hybels, and multiple women [2A]. Hybels resigned in April, but denies the accusations made against him.
Willow Creek meanwhile paid $3.25 million to settle lawsuits against a volunteer who sexually abused two disabled children . The volunteer, Robert Sobczak, Jr. pled guilty, and is currently serving a seven-year prison term. Continue reading