Netflix show 'The Keepers' prompts police to launch online form for reporting sex offenses

- The release of a Netflix crime series that focuses on the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun has prompted the city’s police department to create an online submission form for sex offenses related to the incidents covered in the series.

The seven part feature called, "The Keepers," explores the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, who was 26-year-old when she disappeared on November 7, 1969. Her body was later found in January 1970.

Cesnik taught English and drama at Southwest Baltimore's Archbishop Keough High School and was said to have been the school's most popular faculty member.

In an online post, the Baltimore City Police Department said, "We have been contacted by victims from the past who want to report the sex offenses that occurred to them." The post continues by saying, "The murder investigation related to this Netflix series was handled by the Baltimore County Police Department."

The series premiered on May 19. According to a Netflix press release the director, Ryan White, did thorough investigation with government officials and Baltimore citizens

The press release said, "Through conversations with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, White pieces together a story that goes beyond the death of a beloved Catholic schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories and government and religious institutions that he says 'at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years – and, at worst, covered it up.'"

You can access the online submission form from the Baltimore City Police Department here: https://www.baltimorepolice.org/news/sexoffenseform

"The Keepers" has also posted resources for victims of childhood sexual abuse or assault here: http://thekeepersimpact.com/resources/

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