Archdiocese of Milw. to release sex abuse files Monday

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Posted on: 2:04 pm, June 30, 2013, by Katie DeLong

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday, July 1st is set to release thousands of records released to Archdiocese sex abuse cases.

The files are expected to shed more light on who knew about alleged misconduct of priests, and for how long.

The document release was announced again by the Milwaukee Archdiocese in June, when the Archdiocese released a statement after news broke of an audit relating to sex abuse by Capuchin priests.

In the statement, the Archdiocese said:

“We commend the Capuchin’s decision to provide more open and candid communication related to clergy sexual abuse of minors. In 2004, when the Archdiocese of Milwaukee was one of the first dioceses in the country to make public the names of diocesan priest offenders with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, we encouraged religious orders to do the same. Today, we continue to work toward reconciliation with abuse survivors. In two weeks, the archdiocese will post additional documents to our website as part of our own commitment to transparency.”

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