Investigators release report on Kansas City diocese's response to sexual misconduct

KANSAS CITY -- An independent report commissioned by the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to examine its policies and procedures on assessing child sexual abuse allegations found "shortcomings, inaction and confusing procedures," said Todd P. Graves, the former U.S. attorney who headed the investigation. The key finding of the report, released Sept. 1 by the diocese, was that "diocesan leaders failed to follow their own policies and procedures for responding to reports" relating to abuse claims lodged against two priests.

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