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March 29, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Illuminated by the lights of a dozen news cameras, a former Roman Catholic priest apologized publicly Thursday to the woman he and six other priests seduced 10 years ago, when she was his teen-age parishioner.
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January 22, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
I had to look twice at the date on the newspaper to make sure I wasn't having a time-warp moment. I'd heard this before. In a way, I'd covered this before. My colleagues Ashley Powers, Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan have dropped a doozy on Southern California with their story of memos recounting how, a decade and a half before the scandal emerged about Roman Catholic priests' sexual abuse of young people, future Cardinal Roger Mahony and an advisor planned to hide these molestations from law enforcement, going so far as to move the suspect priests out of California.
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January 22, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
I had to look twice at the date on the newspaper to make sure I wasn't having a time-warp moment. I'd heard this before. In a way, I'd covered this before. My colleagues Ashley Powers, Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan have dropped a doozy on Southern California with their story of memos recounting how, a decade and a half before the scandal emerged about Roman Catholic priests' sexual abuse of young people, future Cardinal Roger Mahony and an advisor planned to hide these molestations from law enforcement, going so far as to move the suspect priests out of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Illuminated by the lights of a dozen news cameras, a former Roman Catholic priest apologized publicly Thursday to the woman he and six other priests seduced 10 years ago, when she was his teen-age parishioner.
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March 5, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO-The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review a lawsuit brought against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles by a young woman who contended that as a teen-ager she was seduced by seven priests and later bore a child as a result. The justices, in a brief order, left intact a ruling last December by a state Court of Appeal panel upholding dismissal of a $10-million clergy malpractice suit brought by Rita Milla, now 24.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2002 | Patt Morrison
If anybody on God's green and just Earth deserves a great big "I told you so," it's a 40-year-old Los Angeles medical assistant named Rita Milla. Eighteen years ago, she sued Los Angeles' Roman Catholic Archdiocese and seven of its priests. As a girl of 16, she said, she had been seduced by the seven, impregnated and sent off by the priests to their home country, the Philippines, to have the baby in secret.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2002 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who alleges that she was made pregnant at the age of 16 by one of seven Catholic priests who had sex with her 20 years ago said Monday that she wants Cardinal Roger M. Mahony to help her daughter identify which man is her father. Rita Milla said she was sexually abused by Father Santiago Tamayo when she was attending St. Philomena Church in Carson. He allegedly introduced her to six other priests who she said also seduced her.
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December 5, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Rita Milla's story rocked the Archdiocese of Los Angeles when she first told it 23 years ago. Seven Roman Catholic priests, she said, had sexually abused her when she was a teenager, with one eventually fathering her child. The devout young woman who had once hoped to become a nun instead gave birth in secret in the Philippines. On Tuesday, her decades-long legal battle came to an emotional end.
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March 28, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a January night, after spilling out his story, Father Henry Tamayo walked out into the garden and gazed for a long time at the winter stars. "Where did it go?" he asked. A friend wondered what Tamayo was looking for. "I had a weight on my shoulders," Tamayo told him, "and it's lifted." There was no such epiphany, no such date or place for Rita Milla, now 29, the young woman who said she was seduced first by Tamayo, then by six other priests.
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April 22, 2002 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrying picket signs that read "House of Rape" and "Stop Crucifying the Children," a group of protesters marched outside a Roman Catholic church in Azusa on Sunday, prompting an emotional response from parishioners who yelled obscenities and blocked outsiders from entering the church. "Go home," shouted one parishioner at St. Frances of Rome church. "This is a place of worship. You have no place here." Other parishioners yelled out obscenities and insults.
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June 22, 2006 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Not wanting to lose illegal immigrant volunteers, the Los Angeles and Orange Roman Catholic dioceses have quietly backed away from a pledge to root out pedophiles by running fingerprint background checks on anyone who works with children. The revamped policy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles allows church volunteer candidates without government-issue identification to give instead a sworn affidavit stating that they have not been convicted of any crime.
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July 17, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Francisco Vara-Orta and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
Inside a tense, packed Los Angeles courtroom Monday, more than a dozen men and women rose slowly and stood, some weeping softly, as they were publicly recognized by the court and others as victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy.
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