Reporting Federal Crimes. Protecting Children from Abuse and Exploitation. An Overview: Reporting Obligations. The Archdiocese has agreed – as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice – to report any suspected violations of federal laws pertaining to the sexual abuse of minors
Protecting Children from
Abuse and Exploitation
Child Pornography Crimes
“Traveler” and “Trafficking” Crimes
These laws apply at work, at home, and in other settings
The federal laws addressed in this presentation cover three general areas of prohibited conduct that must be reported:
To ensure the protection of children, the Archdiocese has agreed to report any suspected criminal offenses involving minors to the U.S. Attorney and the FBI within 48 hours learning of the suspected violation
Even if you are not sure if something is illegal,
You overhear a person affiliated with the Archdiocese talking on his cell phone about participating in sexual activity with a minor.
You learn that a person affiliated with the Archdiocese has shown or plans to show obscene materials to a minor.
You learn that a young teenager has gone for a weekend trip with a priest and he has been acting oddly since returning. The teenager will not tell you anything when asked, but a friend of his says that something sexual happened on the trip.Sample Cases