According to a new grand jury report that includes 250,000 pages worth of internal documents from six Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania, more than 300 “predator priests” have been accused of the sexual abuse of over 1,000 child victims over a period of 70 years.
The grand jury report includes, among other things, the case of a ring of pedophile priests in Pittsburgh that raped their male victims as well as having taken pornographic pictures of them. In the photos, the victims are marked with gold crosses to wear, making them easily recognizable to their abusers.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro stood before some of the victims of the Pennsylvania diocese cases, (including Pittsburgh and the state capital of Harrisburg) on Tuesday in an emotional news conference. Shapiro in announcing the report said that for the first time, “we can begin to understand the systematic coverup of church officials”.
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