Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel
Feb. 21, 2012
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee signaled Tuesday that it will move to deny an assertion by a victims’ attorney that claims filed in its bankruptcy detail 8,000 incidents of sexual abuse and name as many as 100 offenders not previously identified by the archdiocese.
The move comes a day after nine legislators asked Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to investigate the alleged offenses and anyone who might have concealed sex crimes against children.
Attorneys for the archdiocese on Tuesday filed a motion calling the assertion by attorney Jeffrey Anderson misleading and said it appears to compromise the confidentiality order issued by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley to protect victims who seek anonymity.
The archdiocese is seeking a clarification of the order so it can respond to Anderson’s allegations without identifying victims.
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