York County DA responds to grand jury report

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Victims of clergy sexual abuse and their family members react as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday […]

In the wake of the grand jury report on child sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses, many are questioning why law enforcement didn’t do more.

Despite numerous instances of alleged abuse in the Harrisburg diocese through the years, no charges were ever filed.

York County District Attorney Dave Sunday released this statement on Wednesday:

“We find the information contained in the Attorney General’s grand jury report highly disturbing and the acts detailed therein reprehensible. Like many of you, we are just receiving this information and are in the process of reviewing each of the alleged incidents that occurred in York County, as detailed in the report.

We will conduct this investigation with due diligence, as we do with all matters that come before us. When additional information is gathered, we will certainly release that information in accordance with the Criminal History Records Information Act (CHRIA), Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law (RTK) and our ethical duties as prosecutors.”

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