March 31, 2006

Timeline of church abuse investigation and audit in N.H.


By The Associated Press | March 30, 2006

Key dates in the state's investigation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester:
-- February 2002: Attorney general's office begins criminal investigation of the diocese.

-- December 2002: State prosecutors settle with diocese, averting criminal charges. Settlement terms call for annual audits of the church's sexual-abuse prevention policies.

-- May 2004: After months of legal wrangling between the state and church over the scope and cost of the audits, the church asks a judge to force the state to begin its first audit.

-- March 2005: Siding with the state, a judge orders the church to submit to a thorough audit of its policies and to split the cost of it with the state.

Posted by kshaw at March 31, 2006 08:14 AM