Clergy inquiry includes 6 dioceses
Child abuse experts and victims’ advocates hope an expanding grand jury investigation into allegations of clergy sexual abuse extends the statute of limitations on such crimes.
The investigation has sought records from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, including those in Greensburg and Pittsburgh.
Officials in both dioceses have confirmed they complied with subpoenas from state Attorney General Bruce Beemer seeking church records dating back more than half a century.
State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Reading, who has gone public with his abuse as an altar boy, said he testified before the grand jury in Pittsburgh on Aug. 17.
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