Report: Illinois Clergy Sexually Abused Nearly 2,000 Children

A five-year investigation just published by the office of Illinois’ Attorney General reports that 451 Catholic clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children, a number vastly greater than previously reported by the state’s six dioceses before the investigation began.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul recounted in a news conference that his office discovered priests and religious brothers had abused 1,997 children in Illinois since 1950.

The 696-page Illinois report comes just one month after Maryland’s Attorney General released a nearly 500-page report detailing sexual abuse of children and teens by clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and the groundbreaking 1,356-page Pennsylvania grand jury report published in 2018 that exposed decades of clerical sex abuse and Church cover-up.

Continue reading at LifeSite News