Judge rules redacted briefs in church sex abuse investigation should be made public


July 20, 2018

By y Matthew Stevens

A Cambria County judge entered a ruling Friday that redacted briefs into child sex abuse allegations made against six state Catholic dioceses should be made public.

In his opinion, Judge Norman Krumenacker said, “The information in the report is no longer protected by grand jury secrecy as the Grand Jury intended it to be released to the public in an expeditious manner.”

The ruling comes after a July 6 state Supreme Court order asking attorneys on both sides to present their argument on their stance on the redacted briefs being made public. “Today, Judge Krumenacker ruled in favor of the Commonwealth and victims that our brief should be made public,” said PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

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