“An investigation by Maryland’s attorney general identified 158 Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have been accused of sexually and physically abusing more than 600 victims over the past 80 years, according to court records filed Thursday,” ABC News reports.
Attorney General Brian Frosh announced his office completed a 463-page report, which stemmed from an investigation beginning in 2019.
“For decades, survivors reported sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests and for decades the Church covered up the abuse rather than holding the abusers accountable and protecting its congregations,” according to the court filing.
“The Archdiocese of Baltimore was no exception.”
Frosh filed a motion in Baltimore Circuit Court to make the report public.
The report, titled “Clergy Abuse in Maryland,” identifies 115 priests who were prosecuted for sex…