There are at least 43 Catholic priests within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct, according to a report released this week by a national law firm. The data collected by Jeff Anderson & Associates exposes the intentional cover-up of allegations of sexual abuse by the diocese to an “enormous magnitude.” “Perhaps most shocking among the discoveries is that some perpetrators were intentionally transferred and retained in trusted positions with direct access to children even when they were known to be abusers,” The Anderson Report on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Fresno found. Jeff Anderson & Associates is known nationwide for its work representing victims of sexual abuse against clergy for more than 25 years. They have offices in various states, including California. The law firm has released various reports like these on other diocese in the state and country, said Jeff Anderson, the founder of Jeff Anderson & Associates.