Statement

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Statement on PA Supreme Court Order to Release Grand Jury Report on Clergy Sex Abuse

July 27, 2018 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following statement on an Order and Opinion today by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, directing that a Grand Jury report on child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania be released.

“Our fear throughout this process has been that the entire Grand Jury report would be shelved and victims’ truth would be silenced,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Today’s Order ensures that will not be the case —  the redacted report on widespread sexual abuse and cover up within the Catholic Church will be released.”

“I will continue to fight to ensure every single victim is heard and every priest, bishop and church official is held accountable for their abhorrent conduct. No one victim’s truth is any less important than another and no one’s criminal conduct any less loathsome.”

“Today is a victory for the survivors but our work is not yet done.”

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