Pittsburgh Diocese hires 2 firms to investigate sex abuse allegations, other suspected misconduct

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 3, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has hired two firms: one to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse involving clergy, and another to receive reports of any wrongdoing at diocese properties.

The diocese announced Tuesday that it is contracting with CSI Investigators Inc. to staff the diocesan Office for Investigations and Monitoring.

CSI will handle inquiries into allegations not under the jurisdiction of law enforcement and civil authorities, according to diocese officials.

Also, a third-party service called Ethics Point will set up a 24-hour hotline where anyone can anonymously report suspected misconduct — whether financial, professional or personal — at any parish, school or diocesan office.

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