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.
Witness: 3 Religious Leaders Enabled Friar To Be PredatorRecords from a Franciscan religious order show three former leaders knew a friar had been accused of child sex abuse before he was allowed to work at a high school and other jobs where he was later accused of molesting more than 100 children, an investigator testified Thursday.
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.
DA: AG Taking Over Catholic School Abuse ProbeA county prosecutor says the state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation of sex abuse allegations against a Franciscan friar who helped as an athletic trainer at a Roman Catholic high school in Johnstown from 1992 to 2001.