According to Reuters, the Justice Department will investigate cases of sexual abuse by clergy members from four Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. The dioceses include Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, and Allentown.
The received federal subpoenas after a state grand jury report alleged Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused children for decades. The grand jury accused over 300 priests of sexually abusing 1,000 children over 70 years in Pennsylvania.
Although the dioceses declined to comment on the federal probe, they are cooperating with the investigation.