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Support group for clergy abuse victims applauds Indiana AG

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. canada goose outlet black friday Attorney General Curtis Canada Goose online Hill’s office introduced a new initiative to help victims of sexual abuse. It is now offering an online form to report abuse by clergy.

Hill says any forms submitted may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies in accordance with Indiana law.

Attorney generals in more than a dozen states said they are investigating or reviewing clergy abuse in the canada canada goose factory sale goose outlet jackets Roman Catholic Church. It’s making Hoosiers wonder buy canada goose jacket cheap how much of a problem it is in Indiana.

“I believe it will help survivors,” said Tim Lennon, President of Board of Directors for Survivors Network of those Abused by canada goose outlet shop Priests, or SNAP.

Lennon said he understands the challenges of coming forward because he was abused as a child. He canada goose outlet uk sale believed this form will provide an opportunity for survivors to step forward.

“In general, canada goose outlet new york city evenadult victims of abuse and rape never step forward,” he said.

Hill hopes to make this process easier. The online form asks a number of questions like when and where the alleged abuse happened.

“Members of theclergy hold official canada goose outlet Canada Goose Coats On Sale positions of great responsibility,” Hill said. “People trust them and look to them for guidance. By providing this service, we help ensure that if ever a religious leader betrays uk canada goose that trust by committing an illegal act of abuse, he or she is more likely to be found out and investigated. Those who violate our laws must be held fully accountable for their actions.”

In just the last few months, three priests within the Indianapolis Archdiocese were accused of abuse or canada goose factory outlet sexual misconduct.

Father John Maung, 79,was suspended by the Indianapolis Archdiocese following the allegation. He has denied the claim. Father Patrick Doyle, 68, resigned his role as priest of Nativity Catholic canada goose jacket outlet Church on the city’s southeast side canada goose outlet parka after the Review canada goose black friday sale Board for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis found an allegation of sexual misconduct credible. Father David J. Marcotte was suspended over the sexual abuse of canada goose outlet a minor that allegedly happened in 2016.

Some churches in Indiana want to know more about the people who have contact with kids. A background screening firm in Danville called Safe Hiring Solutions is helping them do that.

“Generally, we probably get 2 or 3 inquiries a day just from churches looking at risk management products,” said Michael McCarty, CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions.

The company sends participating churches an alert canada goose outlet online when clergy or volunteers are arrested. He said they are working with hundreds of churches in Indiana.

“Really trying to keep that really motivated offender away from children,” he said.

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