New York City, N.Y., Sep 6, 2018 / 15:42 pm
Authorities in New York and New Jersey have announced investigations into local Catholic dioceses and Church entities, to determine how allegations of sexual abuse of minors were handled.
On Thursday, the New York attorney general's office issued subpoenas to all eight Catholic dioceses in the state, asking for documents related to sexual abuse allegations and the Church's response to them, according to the New York Times.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a civil investigation into Church entities and said the office's criminal division is willing to partner with local district attorneys "to investigate and, if warranted, prosecute any individuals who have committed criminal offenses that fall within the applicable statutes of limitations."
The Archdiocese of New York told local media in a statement that they were "ready and eager to work together" with the attorney general in the investigation.