Urging Investigation

Steubenville Herald Star
October 10, 2018

Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests held a small demonstration Tuesday in front of the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville calling for the state attorney general’s office to launch a statewide grand jury investigation into alleged sex abuse by members of the clergy, similar to what was done in Pennsylvania. Judy Jones and Steven Spaner, members of S.N.A.P., participated in the calling for the investigation. They also were critical of Ohio’s bishops for their “continued secrecy and recklessness” in not releasing names of priests accused of molesting children. Spokesman Dino Orsatti said the diocese reiterated its position that it would cooperate fully and in a transparent fashion with any statewide investigation. The diocese said in September it will release a list of all priests removed from active ministry since it was founded in 1944. Orsatti told The Associated Press the list is expected to be released this month and he anticipates it will include 12 to 20 names.








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