Dozens of Brooklyn clergy members accused of sexual assault

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A report has been released accusing dozens of Brooklyn clergy members of allegedly sexually assaulting children.

The report titled Hidden Disgrace, from Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse, says that 65 clergy members associated with the Brooklyn Diocese have been accused of sexual assault.

A spokesperson for the Brooklyn Diocese says there are names of priests on the list who were falsely accused. The report also names priests who have been accused in recent weeks.

The clergy members accused worked at more than 135 churches across Brooklyn and Queens, according to the report.

This is the first time that comprehensive information about abusive priests have been made available to the public.

Survivors of abuse have until Dec. 21 to file a report with the Brooklyn Diocese to be eligible for compensation.

A Brooklyn Diocese spokesperson says the credibility of these allegations have yet to be determined.

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