Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Prevents Release of Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sex Abuse

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a brief 2-paragraph Order (full text) barring release of an extensive Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse and misconduct by priests in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses. The report, stemming from two years of testimony before a Cambria County grand jury, was expected to be made public shortly. According to the Morning Call, the six dioceses involved have pledged not to file legal challenges to prevent release of the report.  It is unclear who filed objections with the Supreme Court. Its Order indicates that more than one application seeking to prevent release were filed.