MIKE PUTS PRESSURE ON CHURCH TO AID DA’S
Mayor Bloomberg called on Catholic Church officials to turn over the names of priests accused of molesting children to prosecutors. On Wednesday, the district attorneys of all boroughs except Manhattan said Catholic dioceses should notify them of allegations of sexual abuse by their priests so that they, not the church, can investigate. The mayor said, I don't see any reason why anybody should withhold the names of anybody [who] is accused of committing a crime, they should turn them over. Earlier this week, the Archdiocese of New York said that if in future cases there is reasonable cause to believe a priest molested a child, law enforcement will be notified.