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Filipina sues Archdiocese of Los Angeles, claiming abuse by Filipino priest more than 20 years ago

34-year-old Aimee Galicia-Torres sued the Archdiocese of #LosAngeles in what is believed to be the first civil suit against the country's largest Catholic diocese. California passed a law last month that extends the statute of limitations for child abuse survivors.

A Filipina American filmmaker from Hollywood is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, alleging that she was abused by a Filipino Catholic priest in Gardena, California as a child.

Aimee Galicia Torres, 34, a medical documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, says Fr. Honesto Bayranta Bismonte, whom she knew as “Lolo Nes” or “Grandpa Nes” began sexually abusing her in 1993, when she was 8. The abuse allegedly took place at her aunt’s house and continued until Torres was 12.  Read more.


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