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ALBANY, N.Y. — A look at some of the organizations named as defendants in child sexual abuse lawsuits filed in New York on Wednesday, as that state opens a one-year window allowing for the filing of civil molestation cases once blocked by the statute of limitations:

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: Each of the state's eight dioceses were named as defendants in lawsuits filed Wednesday that alleged abuse by priests, religious brothers and church employees.

One suit accused former Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard, who retired in 2014, of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1990s. An attorney for Hubbard, 80, denied that.

Another was filed by a man who has publicly accused ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of molesting him in the 1960s and '70s in New York and New Jersey. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Newark and Washington, D.C., was defrocked by Pope Francis in February after a church investigation determined he sexually abused minors, as well as adult seminarians. Now 89, McCarrick has denied the allegations.


JEFFREY EPSTEIN: A woman who says she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein when she was a teenager is suing his estate and three of his associates.

Jennifer Araoz filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed members of his staff. The lawsuit blames Maxwell for allegedly helping Epstein recruit underage girls.

Maxwell's publicist and lawyers didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. She has previously denied wrongdoing. Lawyers representing other woman who say they were abused by Epstein are planning additional lawsuits.

The AP does not name people who say they were victims of sexual unless they have consented to being identified, as Araoz has.


BOY SCOUTS: Dozens of former Scouts filed suit alleging abuse at the hands of adult leaders in several local scouting. One of them, Michael Schall, says he was molested by a scoutmaster in the Buffalo suburbs in the late 1960s. He said the man told him not to tell anyone. Schall said he struggled to speak out about the abuse for years, convinced he was somehow at fault. "It seems freeing," he said when asked about the suit.

In a response to the suit, the Boy Scouts said: "We believe victims, we support them, we pay for counseling by a provider of their choice, and we encourage them to come forward."


ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY: Forty-five plaintiffs sued Rockefeller University alleging that they were abused by Dr. Reginald Archibald at Rockefeller University Hospital. Archibald has been accused of molesting hundreds of child patients over a 30-year period. He died in 2007. Rockefeller contacted former patients, offered free counseling and conducted an internal investigation that found Archibald "engaged in acts of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse toward many of his patients."

The university has offered free counseling to Archibald's former patients and said, "we profoundly apologize to his patients who experienced pain and suffering as a result of his reprehensible conduct."