Pennsylvania Senate Advances Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit WindowFor the first time, prominent Republican state senators on Wednesday put their support behind legislation in Pennsylvania to change the law to allow now-adult victims of child sexual abuse to sue the perpetrators or institutions that did not prevent it when it happened years or decades ago.
Pennsylvania House Vote Signals Support For Child Sex Abuse Window In Bill FormThe state House of Representatives showed solid support Tuesday for enacting a two-year lawsuit window for child victims of sexual abuse as a regular bill, two weeks after the Legislature gave its first round of approval to a similar constitutional amendment.
Pennsylvania Senate Republicans Won't Fast-Track Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit WindowMajority Republicans in the state Senate announced Monday they will not employ a rarely used emergency process to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a 2-year window in which to file civil lawsuits.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Launch New Push For Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit WindowPennsylvania lawmakers on Monday launched a rarely used emergency process to amend the state constitution, advancing a proposal that would give victims of child sexual abuse a 2-year window to file otherwise outdated civil lawsuits.
Former Episcopal Diocese Of Pittsburgh Priest Accused Of Child Sexual AbuseThe Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is disclosing a report of sex abuse against a priest who died in 2019.
Police: Allegheny County Jail Inmate, Woman Charged With Child Sex Abuse After 'Disturbing' Virtual VisitAn Allegheny County Jail inmate and a woman are facing sexual abuse of children charges after a "disturbing" virtual visit.
Man Sentenced To 18 Years For Sexually Exploiting Minors While On ProbationA man from McKeesport accused of pretending to be a teen girl online to get sexually explicit photos of minors will spend 18 years behind bars.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier's Sandusky-Related Conviction RestoredA federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a team shower.
Group Of Parishioners Disappointed In Diocese Of Pittsburgh's Changes After Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sexual AbuseTomorrow marks two years since a scathing grand jury report laid out in nauseating detail decades of the sexual abuse of underage victims at the hands of the clergy.
Lawsuit Against Catholic Diocese Of Pittsburgh Accuses Priest Of Sexual AbuseA lawsuit has been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh alleging that a man was sexually assaulted and raped by a priest when he was an altar boy.
26-Year-Old Ross Township Man Arrested On Child Sex ChargesA man from Ross Township was arrested on child sex charges.