May 2, 2019 -Springfield- Back on February 26, 2019, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced the creation of a Clergy Sexual Abuse Hotline and now, two months later, the District Attorney would like to thank all those who called the hot line, commend them for their courageousness and encourage any other victims to call as well. He would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that no matter the age of the complaint or whether it had previously been reported, any victim of clergy sexual abuse should contact law enforcement directly. “We understand the resilience it takes for victims to come forward and speak to their past suffering but even an old allegation that you think has gone unaddressed needs to be reviewed by law enforcement. We need to hear from you.”
Since the hotline’s launch, detectives from the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit have been busy responding to allegations and speaking with victims. If a victim of clergy sexual abuse wishes to make a report, please contact the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, (413) 800-2958.