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Twenty-two Catholic clergy members who had assignments in Northern Arizona have been publicly accused of sexual abuse. That’s according to a recent report from a law firm that advocates for victims. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports:

Victims of sexual abuse and attorneys representing them want the Phoenix Diocese of the Roman Catholic church to disclose the names of all priests who have been accused of child sex crimes.

Wednesday's demand came at a news conference where Minnesota-based attorney and longtime clergy abuse victim advocate Jeff Anderson released the names of 109 local clerics he says have been accused of crimes against children.

Arizona is joining a growing movement of states extending the rights of child sexual-abuse victims to sue their alleged assailants.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally causing injuries to a 15-month-old child.

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A former Arizona pastor has been convicted of molesting an 11-year-old boy more than two decades ago.