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Grand Jury: 2 Bishops Hid Sex Abuse of Hundreds of Children

posted on March 2, 2016

The Associated Press’s Joe Mandak reports, “Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report issued Tuesday.” Although the grand jury’s report implicated several clergy members, they could not be indicted because statute of limitations has expired. “These predators desecrated a sacred trust and preyed upon their victims in the very places where they should have felt most safe,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. “Just as troubling is the cover-up perpetrated by clergy leaders that allowed this abuse to continue for decades.”

Read at Associated Press