Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania

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Raw Story—The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, six Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday. The investigation is the first statewide probe by federal authorities of allegations of sex abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church in the United States, according to groups representing abuse victims. The Church in Chile, Australia and Ireland is also reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors with surveys showing …

Justice Department probes Catholic Church sex abuse in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, four Roman Catholic Church dioceses said on Thursday. The dioceses of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown told Reuters that they had received federal subpoenas following a state grand jury