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Byline: Danielle Samaniego
Jun. 24--The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is once again defending itself against sexual abuse allegations, this time involving two women who say they were abused by a youth minister at a Martinez church.
The women say they were abused from 2002 to 2004, when they were in high school, by a volunteer youth minister. The women, whose names are being withheld because they say they are victims of sexual assault, are also suing a 33-year-old volunteer youth minister who they say abused them, said their attorney Rick Simons. The civil lawsuits were filed in the past two weeks in Alameda County Superior Court.