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CUA Law Professor Mary Leary was quoted in an October 18, 2018, Washington Times article entitled "Justice Department opens investigation into clergy sex abuse in Pa. Catholic Church"
 

Justice Department opens investigation into clergy sex abuse in Pa. Catholic Church

From: The Washington Times
Date: October 18, 2018
By: Jeff Mordock

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Mary Leary, a former federal prosecutor and law professor at Catholic University, said law enforcement needed to act because church leadership had failed to protect children for decades.

“There have been ample opportunities for leadership to put into place and execute necessary measures to prevent child sexual abuse, but it has been a mishandling at best and a cover-up at worst,” she said. “The fact that the Catholic Church is reflective of this new reality is not shocking; it’s just sad.”

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Mary G. Leary   

Professor Mary G. Leary's
Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Technology

Exploitation of children and women

Human Trafficking

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