Grand Jury Report of Clerical Abuse 2018-08-19

Predator Priests

  1. Admin
    • 301 Catholic priests identified as predator priests who sexually abused children while serving in active ministry in the church.
    • Detailed accounts of over 1,000 children victimized sexually by predator priests, with the grand jury noting it believed the real number of victims was in the “thousands.”
    • Senior church officials, including bishops, monsignors and others, knew about the abuse committed by priests, but routinely covered it up to avoid scandal, criminal charges against priests, and monetary damages to the dioceses.
    • Priests committed acts of sexual abuse upon children, and were routinely shuttled to other parishes – while parishioners were left unaware of sexual predators in their midst.