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The Pennsylvania clergy sexual abuse report

The Catholic church is involved in yet another sex abuse scandal.

A grand jury report, released on August 14, shined light on the horrific clergy abuse that has been occurring in Pennsylvania for decades. The nearly 1,400-page report revealed that more than 1,000 children were molested by more than 300 Catholic priests in six dioceses spanning the course of decades. However, the number of victims is believed to be much higher.

One particularly heinous part of the case is that the Catholic church hasĀ worked so hard to cover it up:

  • The church handled the matters personally instead of involving law enforcement.
  • If a priest was removed because of sexual abuse, the parishioners were told he was on sick leave - or not told anything at all.
  • Instead of firing a priest, he was simply transferred to a different location where no one would know about his past.
  • There is evidence that news of the abuse even reached the Vatican.

Unfortunately, too little was done too late. At least 1,000 children - and potentially thousands more - were affected. Their lives were changed forever, while many of those committing the heinous acts continued to work in the church.

This is not the first sexual abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church, and unfortunately, it won't be the last.

But there is power in speaking out. When survivors speak out, they are holding the abusers and the church accountable and giving hope to other survivors.

Help is available: Victims of this or another clergy sexual abuse scandal have rights and legal options. Call Grewal Law PLLC, at 877-259-1189 for a completely confidential consultation.

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