Priest sex abuse scandal: A guide to news, documents, resources and issues
The priest sex abuse scandal: A guide to news, documents, resources and issues
The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Jan. 31 released the confidential personnel files of 124 Catholic priests, providing further details as to how archdiocesan leaders addressed decades of sex abuse claims. This page is designed to help you navigate this complex issue:
- Search the priest personnel files yourself, offer input and ask questions
- What to do if you suspect abuse
- Where to go for more information
- Previous news coverage
- Submit other resources, ask questions or contact KPCC about this topic: Please let us know.
- Join the discussion on our Facebook page
What to do if you suspect abuse
If you suspect a priest or other adult is abusing a child, your first call should be to the local police department, sheriff's department or other law enforcement agency.
To report child abuse in Los Angeles County, contact the Child Protection Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Toll-free within California, phone (800) 540-4000. If calling from outside of California, phone (213) 639-4500.
Where to report abuse.
A list of numbers for other California counties.
The information in the index is available to aid law enforcement investigations, prosecutions, and to provide notification of new child abuse investigation reports involving the same suspects and/or victims.