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D.C. Attorney General Launches Civil Investigation Into Catholic Archdiocese

Karl Racine ordered the probe after the archdiocese released a list of priests "credibly" accused of child sex abuse over a decades-long period.
Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine speaks during a news conference in 2017. Source: Jim Watson

Washington, D.C.'s attorney general has opened a civil investigation into the Catholic archdiocese of Washington, days after the church released a list of 31 priests "credibly accused" of sexual abuse.

"The Office of the Attorney General has launched a civil investigation into whether the Archdiocese, a nonprofit institution, the District's Nonprofit published on its website.

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