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New York Times January 16 2010 page A12 Boston: Court Upholds Former Priest’s Conviction Paul Shanley, an ex-priest convicted of rape in the scandal of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, lost his bid for a new trial when the state’s highest court validated his victim’s claim of recovering repressed memories. Mr. Shanley said the judge should not have allowed prosecutors
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Unformatted text preview: to present evidence about the theory of repressed-recovered memories o explain why the victim waited 20 years to report abuse. The court said the theory was supported by a wide collection of clinical observations and a survey of academic literature. Mr. Shanley is serving 12- to 15-year sentence for child rape and indecent assault and battery....
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