first_imgA Sioux City man who says he was abused by priests joined the Iowa Senate’s Democratic leader today (Wednesday) in calling on Iowa lawmakers to do more for victims of child sex abuse.Tim Lennon, who grew up in Sioux City, says he was 43 years old when he first remembered being molested by the priest in his childhood church.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CATH1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….to another child. ;12Lennon, who now lives in Arizona, is a national leader in the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.He plans to hold a news conference outside the Sioux City Diocese office tomorrow (Thursday) morning.Lennon says the Catholic Church should release the names of bishops, nuns and others involved in the church who are accused of sex abuse.Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines, says the state’s attorney general should investigate the Catholic Church.Petersen says Iowa’s criminal and civil laws for child sex abuse cases are the most restrictive in the nation.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CATH2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………across this country.” :12Petersen says the period to file criminal charges is too short.Child sex abuse victims in Iowa have until they’re 33 years old to file a civil lawsuit.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (12-5) defeated Lowell Catholic by a score of 1-0 on Friday, May 24, 2019.Both team’s pitchers threw three hitters and had great defense behind them. Neither team could put forth serious threats.In the top of the first inning, Ashley Crawford doubled. She advanced to third and eventually scored on passed balls.Chase Andersen made two excellent plays at third base and was a vital part of a combination play in the bottom of the sixth that helped to preserve the victory. With two outs, Lowell Catholic’s number two hitter doubled to left field and was awarded third on an obstruction call. With the third hitter at the plate, she attempted a steal of home, but was erased on a 2-5-3 play. Ashley Crawford received the pitch from Ally Moran and she chased the runner back to third before throwing the ball back to third basemen Chase Andersen. Andersen forced the runner back towards home plate and threw to first basemen Bella Kieran covering the plate for the third out of the inning.Ally Moran retired the side in order in the seventh for another shutout victory for the Wildcats.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”last_img read more