William E. Lori

Maryland attorney general to investigate Baltimore archdiocese's records on sexual abuse of children

Maryland attorney general to investigate Baltimore archdiocese's records on sexual abuse of children

Archbishop William E. Lori has told clergy members of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that state authorities are investigating the archdiocese’s records related to the sexual abuse of children.

Lori told priests and deacons in a letter Monday that the office of the Attorney General Brian Frosh has informed the archdiocese that it plans to “conduct an investigation and thorough review” of the records.

“I write today to inform you that the archdiocese has been in discussions with the Maryland attorney general,” the archbishop wrote.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said Monday that, consistent with policy, it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of such...

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