Friday, September 07, 2018

New York State Moves On Clergy Sex Abuse

Washington Post yesterday reported:
The New York attorney general’s office has issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state, becoming the latest U.S. state to embark on an expansive investigation of sex crimes committed and covered up by Catholic priests....
After New York’s subpoenas were issued, and first reported by the Associated Press on Thursday, New Jersey quickly followed, announcing a criminal task force focused on investigating sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. New Mexico launched an investigation this week, and Nebraska and Missouri have inquiries underway.
New York's attorney general yesterday also announced the creation of a  clergy abuse hotline and an online complaint form. All of this activity follows on a much publicized Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse. (See prior posting.)