Lawyers say they’ll release files on Joliet priests accused of sexually abusing children

The Republic

April 30, 2014

CHICAGO — A Chicago law office is releasing documents on 16 priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet who are accused of sexually abusing children.

A statement from attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman says they’ll offer details at a Wednesday news conference.

Earlier this year, the Archdiocese of Chicago released some 6,000 pages of complaints, personnel documents and other files for about 30 priests. They show how the church often shielded priests and failed to report child sex abuse to authorities.

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