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Church knew for years LA bishop had been accused of abuse but didn't disclose until now

LOS ANGELES - The Archdiocese of Los Angeles knew for at least 13 years that one of its bishops had been accused of sexual abuse at a parish but did not inform the public until this week, despite repeated vows to disclose such information.

The archdiocese, which over the years has paid out a record $740 million in settlements to victims of priest abuse, had promised to publicize the names of clergy accused of wrongdoing. But Bishop Alexander Salazar's name was not on several lists released by the church, even though he'd been investigated by the Pasadena Police Department in 2002. The inquiry involving Salazar only

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