Four more states will investigate Church records after Pennsylvania sex-abuse report

Posted September 6, 2018 10:42 pm by Editor

Four more states will investigate Church records after Pennsylvania sex-abuse report

Last month, after Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro unveiled a bombshell 1,300-page grand jury report detailing the alleged sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by 301 Catholic priests, many Americans called for more investigations into Church documents. 

Now law enforcement officials in at least four states — New Mexico, Florida, Missouri and Illinois — appear to be launching inquiries or reviews of Catholic dioceses, often focusing on what Shapiro called secret files thought to contain decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests.
Other investigations could follow, although identifying which states will launch them is complicated, in part due to

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