The Hong Kong Catholic Diocese is seeking legal advice as to whether police broke the law in handling media questions on the sex-abuse allegations involving priests. Diocesan Chancellor Father Lawrence Lee Len said they had been told by the media that police had disclosed that the force had investigated four cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors by priests. Father Lee said they were seeking legal advice as to whether or not the police had breached the law by indirectly disclosing the identity of the organisation concerned, namely the diocese. It is understood that three of the four cases could not be substantiated and were dropped. The fourth case - involving a 52-year-old former priest - resulted in an arrest on Tuesday. Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui said police handled all sensitive cases in a low-profile way to protect victims and suspects.