One Year After Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, Attorney General Reflects On Church Abuse Scandal

One year ago, with victims of child abuse by priests standing behind him, Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed a grand jury report that stunned the nation.

“All of the victims were brushed aside in every part of the state by church leaders, who preferred to protect the abusers and their institutions above all,” Shapiro said on Aug. 14, 2018.

“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all for decades,” Shapiro added.

A year later, Shapiro has mixed emotions on what has happened since.

“I guess my emotions can be summed up in two words: inspired and disappointed,” Shapiro told KDKA political editor Jon Delano in an exclusive sit-down interview. “I am inspired by the survivors who shared their truth that led to the grand jury report, and the survivors who have shared their truth since that has led 20 state attorneys general opening an investigation, the feds launching a probe.”

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