The report details eight months of investigation by a former federal prosecutor and is the most in-depth accounting to-date of clergy sex abuse in the state. The report’s author, former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer blasted the dioceses for poor record keeping, ineffective reporting systems and a culture that suppressed allegations and created a danger to children.
While the investigator found no allegations of abuse that happened after 1998, Troyer said it was impossible to know whether abuse was still happening because the dioceses’ records were flawed and incomplete.
“Arguably the most urgent question asked of our work is this: are there Colorado priests currently in ministry who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children?” Troyer wrote in the 263-page report. “The direct answer is only partially satisfying: we know of none, but we also know we cannot be positive there are none.”
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