Clergy abuse peaked in the late 1970’s. However, victims of past abuse continue to come forward, year after year.
Recently, Michigan’s AG office said it will launch an official inquiry into Catholic dioceses’ handling of sexual abuse. However, this investigation is long overdue. It is sad that it took a run for governor to get our sitting AG to open this investigation. This is not a surprise because this AG is famous for putting politics and business interests ahead of people. Still, if the AG’s office is serious about dealing with the issue and the investigation continues under the new AG, I will welcome it with open arms. Hopefully, hundreds of victims previously shut out of the civil justice process will finally get the justice they deserve.
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Attorney, certified civil mediator, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Betrayal Series. Mark Bello is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a member of the American Association for Justice.