CLEVELAND - The Special Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Cleveland is asking for comment from more victims of sexual abuse by clergy on how to deal with the problem and its aftermath, Action News reported.
Victims can comment in person before members of the commission, in an interview with a single member or by e-mail or regular mail, according to William Denihan, chair of the 23-member independent commission that was created at the request of Bishop Anthony Pilla.
Victim identities will be confidential, and Denihan said that they can comment anonymously if they wish.
"Protecting our children from sex offenders is of primary importance, but we are also concerned with what happens with victims when abuse does occur," Denihan said.
Comments can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at the following address:
- Special Commission on Sexual Abuse
10503 Lake Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Those who wish to comment in person should contact the commission by regular mail, e-mail or phoning (216) 281-8717 to arrange an appointment.