Judge denies request from individuals named in grand jury report into clergy sex abuse

By Ivey DeJesus, June 6, 2018, PennLive

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday denied a request from individuals named in a grand jury investigation report into child sex crimes across Catholic dioceses seeking to amend the report or bar its publication.

Unsealed court documents obtained by PennLive from the state Office of Attorney General indicate that unidentified individuals or entities named but not indicted in the investigation report sought to have evidentiary hearings prior to the release of the report. The individuals argued that "the reputation interest of the non-indicted named persons will be harmed by the release of the report."

The individuals noted that such hearings are required by due process.

The opinion filed and unsealed . . . 

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