Attorney General Shapiro Issues Statement as New York, New Jersey Join Other States in Investigating Sexual Abuse of Children in Catholic Church

September 6, 2018 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Following today’s announcement of investigations in New York and New Jersey into sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church, coupled with previous announcements of investigations in Missouri, Illinois and other jurisdictions, Attorney General Josh Shapiro has issued the following statement:

“More than a dozen attorneys general and a senior official at the Department of Justice have reached out to me since we released the Grand Jury Report last month,” said Attorney General Shapiro.

“Our work in Pennsylvania has spurred a movement – the time for institutions to place their own interests above protecting our children is over.”

“As each state and law enforcement agency determines how best to address child sexual abuse and cover ups in their jurisdictions, my office and I will continue to offer assistance to law enforcement officials,” Shapiro said.

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