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Clergy sex abuse scandal documents released in Chicago

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Documents released today in Chicago offer a revealing look at how one of the country's largest Catholic archdioceses responded to the clergy sex abuse scandal.

Victims' attorneys say the documents show a long-standing pattern of covering up the problem.

The documents, which were posted online, cover 30 of at least 65 members of the clergy who were the perpetrators of substantiated claims of child abuse. 

Officials at the archdiocese say they complied with reporting laws in effect at the time they learned of the claims.  They also say they wish they'd done more sooner.

If you would like to view the documents, click here.

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