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Bishop Accused Of Sex Abuse

The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese says he´s been accused of sexual abuse. Cardinal Roger Mahony says a Fresno woman is accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a student at a Catholic high school in the 1970s. Mahony was a priest in Fresno at the time.

Mahony denies the woman´s allegations and says he has called for both church and law enforcement officials to investigate.

Mahony made the revelation in a three-page statement faxed to The Associated Press.

In it, Mahony said “Such false allegations are hurtful and troubling to me, yet I continue to pray fervently for those who make them.´´

Mahony says to the best of his knowledge, he´s never met the woman.