The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., on Monday launched a telephone and email hotline for anyone who was sexually abused by church leaders as a child so they can report these crimes.

"Survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy who wish to share their experiences and/or those who have knowledge of such abuse are encouraged to report these incidents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for potential criminal investigation and prosecution, as a part of the Office’s Superior Court Division intake process," the office for U.S. Attorney for D.C., Jessie K. Liu, said in a statement.

The Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the office as well as its Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section teamed up on the project.

All submissions will be looked over by criminal investigators, prosecutors, and victim advocates from those two offices. From there, eligible cases will be referred to law enforcement for prosecution.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Justice Department started an investigation into child sexual abuse at a Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote on Twitter in August that the state had had more than 150 calls and emails alleging allegation at the hands of church leaders.

A grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania confirmed 300 "predator priests" had molested more than 1,000 children over the span of seven decades.

It's not clear if D.C. officials suspect a similar issue may have or still be taking place in the district.

The Clergy Abuse Reporting Line is (202) 252-7008 and the email address is