Probe of Baltimore Archdiocese Finds Over 600 Clergy Sex Abuse Victims

Michelle Boorstein and Erin Cox of The Washington Post report, “A nearly four-year investigation of the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore tallied more than 600 young victims of clergy sexual abuse over 80 years, a court filing by the Maryland attorney general said Thursday.” The court filing sought to make the entire 456-page report public. The report is only the second of its kind in the country and included allegations of cover-up and failure to report abuse. Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said in a statement, “Upon reading today’s motion, we feel renewed shame, deep remorse and heartfelt sympathy, most especially to those who suffered from the actions of representatives of the very Church entrusted with their spiritual and physical well-being.”

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