Victims group releases 3rd report on priest abuse
March 30, 2011
More trouble for the Archdiocese:
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is drawing attention to a lesser-known grand jury report on sexually abusive priests in Philadelphia.
SNAP says the 2003 document affirms what two later grand juries found: that abusive Roman Catholic priests were protected and transferred among parishes.
The district attorney's office says it's an interim report from a grand jury whose 18-month time limit had expired. A second grand jury continued the investigation and released a scathing 2005 report that includes material from the 2003 document. Another grand jury report this year led to criminal charges against three priests and others.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese declined comment due to a gag order.