Grand Jury Report on Clergy Sex Abuse Expected Soon
It’s the first day we could get a look at that Grand Jury report on that panel's 18-month long investigation into claims of sex abuse against clergy members in six Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's been pushing for the release of that more than 800-page report since the state Supreme Court ruling that kept it all under wraps for the past several weeks.
The High Court said it wanted to give some of the people named in the report a chance to defend themselves before it went public.
They had until Tuesday to have their names redacted from that report, which is expected to name hundreds of predatory priests, with many of the abuse cases dating back years and decades.
The report covers claims in the Erie diocese, along with Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg, Allentown and Greensburg.
Erie News Now was first to report that former Erie Bishop Donald Trautman was one of the people objecting to that report's release. He dropped that objection one day after we learned about it.
That report could be released any time between now and next Tuesday the 14th.