Pa. grand jurors: Make full clergy sex abuse report public

August 30, 2018

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, center, speaks on the findings of the Grand Jury Report on Child Sexual Abuse in six Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania at the State Capital, with 16 victims or family members of victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, seated on stage with him, on August 14, 2018. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By Staff

HARRISBURG — In the intense, lengthy and high-profile legal battle over the blistering report on Catholic clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, one group’s voice was largely unheard: the grand jurors who signed off on it.

But in an unusual court filing — first sealed and since made public by the state’s highest court — grand jury members who spent two years investigating decades of abuse by priests in six dioceses unanimously declared that their full and unredacted report should be released.

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