Historic Class Action Lawsuit to be Filed Against Baltimore Archdiocese

A former Maryland state senator and two other men have detailed their harrowing accusations of childhood sex abuse by Baltimore-area priests to The Post — as their lawyers prepared Tuesday to unveil a planned historic class-action lawsuit against the archdiocese.

The expected legal action comes on the heels of a bombshell April report by Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown that listed 156 priests suspected of abusing more than 600 children in the past eight decades — and a recent reversal on the statute of limitations that had prevented such lawsuits.

One of the men’s lawyers, Adam Slater, said the estimate of roughly 600 victims noted in the AG’s report is just the “tip of the iceberg,” and his partner in the upcoming civil suit, prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, added there are an “astonishing” additional number of people who have suffered in silence from priest abuse.

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