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Utah Legislature expands ability of clergy members to report child abuse

Summary by Ground News
Religious leaders who learn about ongoing child abuse from a perpetrator will be able to alert police without fear of legal ramifications. State law in Utah exempts clergy of all denominations from a requirement to report child abuse if they learn about the crime in a confessional setting. Catholic Diocese expressed concern that the bill could be a gateway to further changes requiring Catholic priests to report abuse.

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