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  • Recovered memories lead to abuse accusations against retired bishop of Phoenix

    Recovered memories lead to abuse accusations against retired bishop of Phoenix

    • Aug 4, 2017

    Retired Bishop Thomas O’Brien, who resigned in 2003 after being accused of striking and killing 43-year-old Jim Reed with his car, is facing a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a boy decades ago. The accuser says he repressed the memory for 38 years, and started having flashbacks of the abuse in September 2014 when preparing for his son’s baptism.

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