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CLINTON — A Clinton man has been ordered to serve up to 15 years in prison on a sexual abuse conviction.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that will remove the statutes of limitation for sexual abuse crimes.

  • Mathew Schmalz | Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross

Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, returned to his native Australia July 10 to face criminal charges related to sexual assault. While the specific allegations and names of the accusers have not been made public, Cardinal Pell maintains that he has been a victim of “character assassination.” His case will be decided by an Australian court.