Alleged Clergy Victims 'Angry' about Law

Boston Globe [Boston]
July 22, 2003

A lawyer who represents more than 100 alleged victims in the clergy sexual abuse scandal, and two of the victims, said at a news conference yesterday that they were disappointed that criminal indictments are not expected against Cardinal Bernard F. Law and his top subordinates in the Boston Archdiocese. The lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, said, "My clients are extremely disappointed and angry that the archdiocese and the leaders of the archdiocese have once again found a way to get around the law to avoid responsibility and not be held accountable." Ann E. Donlan, spokeswoman for Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly, declined to comment on Garabedian's statements except to say the office is focused on releasing its report to the public quickly. The Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, spokesman for the archdiocese, said, "The archdiocese had nothing to do with the process, other than to comply and respond as we did."


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