Transcript for A 900-page grand jury report details priest abuse
developing story tonight, the stunning report today involving the catholic church in Pennsylvania. A scathing grand jury report accusing more than 300 catholic priests of child sex abuse. They say there are more than 1,000 victims, dating back decades. And tonight, some of those alleged victims in tears, right there with authorities. Here's ABC's David Wright. Reporter: The blistering grand jury report names more than 300 predator priests, and accused dozens of church officials of covering up, and this is just one state. Pennsylvania. Priests were raping little boys and girls. And the men of god that were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all. Reporter: More than 1,000 victims in all. Some shared their story in a video. I was groomed, starting young. They targeted me because I was fatherless. He would always have his hands on me. Reporter: In case after case, the report says, church leaders maintained a circle of silence. Predators in every diocese weaponized the catholic faith and used it as a tool of their abuse. Reporter: The Pennsylvania report comes amid a new wave of sexual abuse accusations in the church, which resulted in the resignation of Theodore mccar Rick. Mccar Rick maintains his innocence. He's the highest ranking church official to fall. Father Ramsey was one of the whistleblowers that reported him. Now, we know that people knew. David Wright with us live tonight. And many of these cases date back in years. So, this will result in any criminal charges? Reporter: It will, David, against a few priests. But most of these cases are well beyond the statute of limitations. Tonight, the bishop of Pittsburgh, which is one of six diocese referred to in this report, came out, he is apologizing and says that the church has implemented reforms that hopefully will prevent this from ever happening again. Really hard to wraparound the numbers tonight. David Wright, thank you.
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