Prosecutors: Archdiocese delayed reporting priests' involvement with child porn

Prosecutors: Archdiocese delayed reporting priests' involvement with child porn

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia waited until last month to tell law enforcement about priests caught with child pornography despite knowing years ago about their "deviant and possibly illegal activities," prosecutors say.

In a motion unsealed Friday in Common Pleas Court, the commonwealth attorneys do not identify the priests or elaborate on what they call their "involvement" with child porn.

But they contend that the reporting delay supports their claim that the archdiocese and its newly hired lawyers are impeding evidence requests and attempting to influence witnesses in the conspiracy and child-sex abuse trial of four curr...


Read the story here: http://articles.philly.com/2012-01-14/news/30627715_1_priests-last-month-archdiocese-records-sexually-abusive-priests

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