Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has requested information related to clergy abuse records from the state’s four Catholic dioceses, his office announced Monday.
Letters sent to officials in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City ask the dioceses to voluntarily share records related to abuse allegations, diocesan review boards, and settlements by Aug. 1.
The Attorney General’s office also launched a hotline for survivors to report abuse, the news release said. The hotline number is 855-620-7000.
Miller urged victims of sex abuse by clergy to contact his office last year. He has met with abuse survivors recently who “urged us to investigate and bring attention to the injustice they and others have suffered,” the letter to the bishops said. “We agree that full transparency is necessary to provide justice and ultimately, reconciliation and healing.”
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