From the Maryland Daily Record:
A 456-page report from the Maryland Attorney General’s Office identifies 158 Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse, including 43 that were never publicly named by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, as part of a four-year investigation into the history of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy.
The investigation also identified more than 600 victims of sexual abuse, according to a new court filing.
Lawmakers in Maryland have continually shut survivors out of the civil courts, refusing to pass window legislation like we have seen in California, Hawaii, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and many other states.
Perhaps this report will finally change their minds.
The men and women who were sexually abused as children in Maryland deserve better: better from their lawmakers, better from their institutions, and better from their fellow residents.
The time has come to help the survivors and give them the dignity and power they deserve.