Grand Jury Discovers Decades of Child Abuse, Hundreds of Victims, in Pennsylvania Diocese

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Grand Jury Discovers Decades of Child Abuse, Hundreds of Victims, in Pennsylvania Diocese

Post by Thorin on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:35 pm

I don’t usually do this, but this is pretty horrifying stuff. So, content warning for rape and child abuse.

A Pennsylvania grand jury investigation into the Pennsylvanian Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has wrapped up, and its findings are gut-wrenching: hundreds of children were sexually abused by Church leaders over the course of decades. More to the point, the Church not only knew about it, but also went so far as to interfere with police investigations in order to hide it.

The most infuriating part of it all? The plan worked:

None of the alleged criminal acts detailed in the report can be prosecuted at this point because many of the alleged abusers have died, the statute of limitations for these crimes has passed, and many of the victims are too “deeply traumatized” to testify in court, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

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Re: Grand Jury Discovers Decades of Child Abuse, Hundreds of Victims, in Pennsylvania Diocese

Post by eddie on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:01 pm

Why is anyone continually surprised when it transpires that high up people in power can lie, manipulate and hide all the massive criminal misdemeanours and fuck ups they make?

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