Catholic dioceses in Illinois under-reported number of abusive priests, state finds

May 23—Six Catholic dioceses in Illinois had disclosed the names of 103 priests and other clergy who were "substantiated" as child sex abusers five...

May 24, 2023
2:46 AM

May 23—Six Catholic dioceses in Illinois had disclosed the names of 103 priests and other clergy who were "substantiated" as child sex abusers five years ago, when the state began an investigation into the problem, according to Attorney General Kwame Raoul. Load Error A 700-page report that his office released Tuesday, however, lists 451 clergy who allegedly abused 1,997 children in the state. "This means that our investigation led to the disclosure of 348 more clerics than prior to our investigation," Raoul said at a press conference in Chicago that also was live-streamed.

Teri Maddox