Authorities raid Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston ‘secret archives’


November 28, 2018

By Jeremy Rogalski

Armed with a search warrant, a team of law enforcement agencies raided the offices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Wednesday, searching for records related to the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church.

The unprecedented action in Texas was taken by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, along with the Texas Rangers and Conroe Police Department.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said investigators were looking for documents in connection to the criminal case of Manuel LaRosa-Lopez, the priest charged in September on four counts of indecency with a child. A man and a woman claimed they were abused as teenagers between 1998 and 2001 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe.

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