Sexual abuse files could be made public

BRIDGEPORT — By now you’ve probably heard this week’s news that that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the Diocese of Bridgeport’s appeal of a state court decision to make public more than 12,000 pages of sexual abuse files involving clergy.

According to the Hartford Courant, “The appeal to the nation’s highest court likely was the diocese’s last legal effort to keep secret documents from 23 sexual abuse cases involving clergy that were settled in 2001. Four newspapers — The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The Courant — have been fighting for eight years to get the documents unsealed.”

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