ITNJ: Police Raid Multiple Catholic Church Properties in Sweeping Child Sex Abuse Scandal

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Police Raid Multiple Catholic Church Properties in Sweeping Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Saginaw County, MI — On Thursday, the residents of Saginaw County looked on as dozens of police officers raided two Catholic Diocese of Saginaw properties and the home of Bishop Joseph Cistone. The raids were carried out as part of an ongoing investigation into apparently rife sexual abuse in the church—and their history of covering it up. According to Saginaw County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Gaertner, the police raids were necessary because the church was refusing to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into a torrent of sexual abuse allegations.