Judge Orders Most Names Made Public in Maryland Abuse Report: Calls for ‘More Transparency, Not Less’

A Baltimore judge on Tuesday ordered that redactions be lifted for all but three of the names blacked out from a report on the history of sex abuse within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The Maryland Attorney General released the 456-page investigation that details 158 clergy, teachers, seminarians and deacons within the Archdiocese of Baltimore allegedly assault more than 600 children going back to the 1940s.

When the report was initially released in April, the names of ten alleged abusers who had not been publicly accused of child abuse were redacted.

Also redacted, were the names of five ranking officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office said those five officials “had extensive participation in the Archdiocese’s handling of abuser clergy and reports of child abuse.”

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