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(Neb)-Deadline Extended On Subpeonas For Catholic Church

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/02/2019 11:45 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has given over 400 Roman Catholic parishes, schools and other institutions in Nebraska 11 more days to produce records he subpoenaed in an investigation into possible child sex abuse.

     Friday was the deadline for church officials to produce the records, but Peterson and representatives for the Catholic dioceses in Omaha and Lincoln met in court and agreed that the dioceses would have until Tuesday March 12 to produce the records.
 
      All 3 dioceses in the state had agreed last fall to provide any records related to child sexual assault or abuse involving clerical or lay staff, but Peterson said in a release issued after Friday's hearing that the materials voluntarily provided "were not complete."
 
     The dioceses are still seeking to quash the subpoenas as they're written, saying the documents are too vague. A hearing on that motion will be held March 12, the same day as the new deadline to provide the records.


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