Kaul Gives Clergy-Abuse Update

Over 200 cases have been processed and 50 new victims have come forward over the past year after the State Justice Department opened its clergy and faith leader abuse program.

Attorney General Josh Kaul says that continuing this process and giving victims a chance to come forward will allow the Justice Department to better do its job of protecting young people.

“We need to make sure that any form of institutional abuse if we can put safeguards up against that, that that we’re doing that to make sure that we are keeping kids and others safe, as safe as possible from abuse.”

One new prosecution has started, but Kaul says that will likely be a rarity because of the age of these cases.