AG Derek Schmidt statement on Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas release of list of substantiated claims of clergy sexual abuse with a minor

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TOPEKA – (January 25, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement: “On August 21, 2018, in response to last summer’s Pennsylvania Grand Jury report regarding sexual abuse by members of the clergy, I publicly encouraged any victim of child sexual abuse by a person in authority, including a member of the clergy, to contact our statewide Victim Assistance Hotline. I also explained that Kansas law places on local authorities the principal responsibility and authority for investigating and prosecuting these crimes but noted that our office can assist local authorities upon their request and as resources allow. “On August 24, 2018, in response to my August 21 public statement, my office was contacted by the general...

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AG Derek Schmidt statement on Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas release of list of substantiated claims of clergy sexual abuse with a minor

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