David Poulson, an Erie, Pennsylvania Catholic priest was arrested in May 2018 and charged with sexually abusing 2 boys in the Erie Catholic Church Diocese. The PA AG has alleged that the diocese knew of Poulson's tendencies as early as 2010 but did not report him until 2016.
Erie, Pennsylvania Catholic Church Sex Abuse News 2018 – List of 50+ Priests, Teachers, Etc. Released
The Erie, PA Diocese has been investigated for pervasive sex abuse and assault by priests and church employees. In April 2018, the church released a list of 50+ priests and lay people accused of sex abuse related crimes and failing to take action to protect victims.
On July 24, 2017, a Pennsylvania priest was arrested for sex abuse of a 10 yr old boy in the 1990s. Fr. John Thomas Sweeney faces a felony charge which is alleged to have occurred in the Diocese of Greensburg.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are working to give child molestation victims more time to sue abusers. Earlier this year, the Senate reworked HB 1947, taking out its most pro-victim provision.
A total of 8 dioceses in Pennsylvania have been or are now being investigated for covering up reports that priests molested children: Philadelphia, Altoona-Johnstown, Allentown, Harrisburg, Erie, Greensburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton.
NJ priest/clergy sex abuse civil lawyer discusses recent accusations against a NJ priest for sexually abusing an altar boy and a minor girl in the early 1980s.
Pennsylvania Clergy & Priest Sex Abuse News & Lawsuit: New Hollywood Movie Depicts Clergy Sex Abuse in Boston
Priest and clergy abuse in a new movie, “Spotlight” showcases the extent of the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It all began in Boston over 10 years ago. The topic of priest and clergy abuse is now front page news around the U.S.
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