Priest abuse: Illinois, Florida, Missouri, New York looking into Catholic church
Prosecutors in Illinois, Florida, Missouri and New York are considering or pursuing investigations into Catholic dioceses.
The moves come on the heels of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that described more than 300 "predator priests" and more than 1,000 victims in six Roman Catholic dioceses in the state.
Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests have said formal investigations are necessary in every state.
“We find in Pennsylvania that the church hierarchy will only report child sex abuse by … clergy when . . .