Pa. Supreme Court Throws Out Lawsuit, Dealing Blow To Outdated Claims Of Child Sex AbusePa.'s Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a woman accusing a priest of sexual abuse in the 1970s.
2 Pa. Clergymen Among 1st To Be Held Criminally Responsible For Covering Up Sexual AbuseTwo Franciscan friars accused of covering up the sexual abuse of more than 100 children at a high school in Johnstown have pleaded no contest to charges of endangering the welfare of children.
Feds, Bishop Spell Out Abuse Plan In Troubled DioceseWestern Pennsylvania's top federal prosecutor and a Catholic bishop who heads a diocese where investigators say two former bishops helped cover up child-sex abuse by dozens of priests are announcing a plan to prevent future abuse.
Hotline Tips May Lead To More Priest Child Abuse Charges, Attorney General SaysAttorney General Bruce Beemer says the grand jury may not be done charging individuals associated with child abuse in various Catholic dioceses.
Vandergrift Man Headed To Altoona To Send Message About Clergy Sex AbuseRobert Mizic, 45, of Vandergrift will be joining several other abuse victims and drive to Altoona Tuesday evening.
U.S. Attorney: Clergy Accused Of Sexual Abuse Could Face Consequences Under Civil RICO StatuteThe grand jury report sent shockwaves through the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese with revelations that 50 priests and religious leaders allegedly sexually abused hundreds of child victims.
3 Franciscan Friars Surrender In Child Endangerment CaseThree Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children have surrendered.
3 Friars In Pennsylvania Abuse Case Removed From DutiesFriars Robert D'Aversa, Anthony Criscitelli and Giles Schinelli are scheduled to surrender Friday on child endangerment and conspiracy charges.
3 Franciscan Ex-Leaders Charged In Pennsylvania Abuse CaseThree leaders of a religious order allowed a friar and known sexual predator to take jobs, that enabled him to molest more than 100 kids.
Lawmakers Want To Extend Statutes For Church Abuse VictimsOutraged over the sex abuse scandal in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, state lawmakers are calling for justice for the alleged victims.
Victim Of Clergy Sex Abuse Hopes Central Pa. Scandal Sends Harrisburg A MessageRobert Mizic, 45, lives in the small Westmoreland County borough of Vandergrift.
Grand Jury: 2 Bishops Hid Sex Abuse Of Hundreds Of Children Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report issued Tuesday.