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The film chronicles O'Grady's years as a priest in Northern California, where he committed his crimes. After being convicted and serving seven years in prison, O'Grady was deported to his native Ireland, where Berg interviewed him in 2005. Additionally, the film presents trial documents, videotaped depositions, and interviews with activists, theologians, psychologists and lawyers which suggest that not only were Church officials aware of O'Grady's crimes, they actively took steps to conceal them.
Over 100,000 victims of clergy sexual abuse have come forward in the United States alone. This claim is contradicted, however, by the John Jay Report (2004), commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which was based on surveys completed by the Catholic dioceses in the United States. The study revealed that 10,667 people reported that they had been abused by priests as minors between 1950 and 2002. The report found accusations against 4,392 priests in the U.S., about four percent of all priests who served during that same time period.
Experts say more than 80 percent of sexual abuse victims never report their abuse.
Most countries are just beginning to report clergy abuse.
Since 1950, sexual abuse has cost the US Catholic Church over one billion dollars in legal settlements and expenses (not including the Los Angeles settlement).
Pope Benedict XVI was accused of conspiracy to cover up sexual abuse in the United States. At the Vatican's request, President George W. Bush granted the pope immunity from prosecution.