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  • The Family encounters legal problems in Argentina.
  • July — The Family institutes a rule declaring that the types of child sexual abuse that involve sexual contact between an an adult and a child are an excommunicable offense.[1] The policy did not address other types of child sexual abuse and was not applied retroactively to those who sexually abused children before July 1989.[2]

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  1. D.O. Is for Doers of the Word. ML DO 2531, 1989-07, paragraph 14.
  2. The Family’s History, Policies, and Beliefs Regarding Sex—Part 3, GN 1236 FD/MM/FM, ML 3673, 2007-10, 2007-12, paragraphs 60-80.
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