News | Press Releases | 12/20/18

AG-elect Raoul responds to news on Catholic Church investigation

CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul issued the following statement on today’s announcement regarding the investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church:

“Today’s news demonstrates the need for ongoing diligence in investigating crimes against children taking place within institutions that do not have a history of unilateral, proactive transparency. The Church’s disclosure of 45 additional priests credibly accused is disturbing in its scope and its significance, as it becomes increasingly clear that full accountability will not come about voluntarily. These revelations would not have been made without Attorney General Lisa Madigan´s initiation of this probe. I am committed to continuing this investigation when I begin my term as attorney general, working in close collaboration with state’s attorneys throughout Illinois.”

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