Iowa Attorney General’s Report Reviews Dozens of ‘Overwhelming’ Sex-Abuse Complaints Against Catholic Priests

In Iowa as in the rest of the country, the incidence and duration of sexual abuse by clergy “were overwhelming” and the cover-up “extensive” in earlier decades, a report by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office that was released Wednesday concludes. A yearslong investigation by the office reviewed nearly 50 complaints of sexual abuse against current … Read more

Iowa Attorney General Requests Clergy Abuse Records from Catholic Dioceses, Launches Hotline

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 … Read more