Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly said in a report issued yesterday that more than 1,000 people were likely sexually abused by clergy and other workers in the Boston Archdiocese over a period of six decades.  Reilly's report, the result of a grand jury investigation that explored whether church hierarchy should be charged criminally for turning a blind eye to allegations of abuse, said the archdiocese received complaints from 789 alleged victims.  But when other sources are considered, the attorney general said, the abuse likely affected more than 1,000 victims from 1940 until today.

(Boston, Massachusetts)