Mo. Supreme Court Could Rule Today on Archdiocese Abuse Records
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to rule today whether or not the Archdiocese of St. Louis must disclose two decades worth of sexual abuse allegations against its priests.
Last month, an appellate court ordered the Archdiocese to release the names of all priests accused of sexual abuse in the past twenty years.
The archdiocese appealed the ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court. A ruling is expected today at 1 p.m. The next scheduled day for rulings is February 25th.
In January, the Archdiocese of Chicago handed over 6,000-plus pages of documents to victims’ attorneys, who said they will show the archdiocese concealed abuse for decades. The disclosures involving 30 priests were made as part of legal settlements with abuse victims.