I'm a reporter who has been covering the grand jury investigation into clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania. AMA!
[A scathing 1,400-page report](https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/08/grand_jury_report_clergy_sex_a.html released last week by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro details a decades-old conspiracy and cover-up by the Catholic Church to protect hundreds of predatory priests who for years raped and sodomized more than 1,000 boys and girls. Officials warn that the number of victims is likely to climb. The report was compiled by a grand jury panel that investigated six dioceses in Pa. over the span of 18 months. Investigators reviewed millions of secret church documents and heard the testimonies of dozens of victims.
My name is Ivey DeJesus. I’m a reporter at PennLive.com and the Patriot-News, where I and my colleagues been covering this story extensively. You can read some of our coverage over here. I’ll be here from 11 a.m. to noon EST to answer any questions on the topic you might have.