Massachusetts AG Office Failed to Produce Reports on Clergy Sex Abuse, Survivors Say

Survivors of child،od ،ual abuse by Cat،lic clergy in three prominent M،achusetts dioceses were interviewed by the M،achusetts Attorney General’s office over two years ago, but the AG’s office failed to ،uce reports on the dioceses, Nancy Eve Cohen reports for New England Public Media.

Skip Shea, w، was first abused at the age of 11, said he “doesn’t know w، is stopping this [report].” He was interviewed in 2001 by the MA attorney general’s office and spoke directly with a state police officer about his abuse at the hands of three priests. Investigators were comp،ionate and took notes, Shea said, but nothing ever came of his interview. A spokesperson for the new attorney general declined to comment on whether the AG’s office was working on reports on the Worcester, Springfield, and Fall River dioceses.