Belgian child sex abuse police probe death threats

Police investigating claims of child abuse by Belgian clergy have told the BBC they are probing death threats against witnesses and magistrates. ... The raid last month on the offices of a Church commission investigating the abuse claims led to some of the country's leading clergy being detained for nine hours. Police took away their mobile telephones to prevent them communicating with their staff or with the Vatican. They were also reported to have drilled into the tomb of at a former Belgian cardinal at the cathedral in Mechelen during what seems to have been a frenetic search for possible incriminating documents.

2010-07-04

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