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380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers accused of sexual misconduct

(CNN)Since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a sweeping investigation by two Texas newspapers. “Ultimately, we compiled information on 380 credibly accused officials in Southern Baptist churches, including pastors, deacons, Sunday school teachers and volunteers,” the newspapers said. “We verified that about 220 had been convicted of sex crimes or received deferred prosecutions in plea deals.” Of those 220, 90 remain in prison and 100 are registered sex offenders, according to the report. The investigation comes as other religious bodies,…

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