Fayette County Priest Andrew Kawecki Pleads No Contest To Charges Of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Altar BoyA Fayette County priest accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old altar boy in the back room of a church where they prepared Mass has pleaded no contest to indecent assault charges.
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 Supreme Court Throws Out Lawsuit, Dealing Blow To Outdated Claims Of Child Sex AbusePa.'s Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a woman accusing a priest of sexual abuse in the 1970s.
Child Sex Abuse Victims Continue To Wait For Justice As Legislation Stalls In HarrisburgVictims of child sex abuse are looking for justice and their day in court.
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constitution, advancing a proposal that would give victims of child sexual abuse a 2-year window to file otherwise outdated civil lawsuits.
Fayette County Priest Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Altar BoyA Fayette County priest accused of sexually abusing a child has been arrested.
The Catholic Diocese Of Pittsburgh Expects It Will Pay Tens Of Millions To Sexual Abuse Victims, Hopes To Avoid BankruptcyOut of shock and shame that was the grand jury report, Bishop Zubik says the diocese emerged with one clear obligation — to compensate and care for victims of clergy sexual abuse — no matter the cost.
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.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court To Review Child Sex Abuse Time Limits DecisionPennsylvania's Supreme Court will review a lower court's decision that lets some victims of childhood sexual abuse pursue lawsuits despite time limits.
Columbus Diocese Task Force Examining Sexual Abuse PoliciesThe Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has taken steps to examine its policies regarding the sexual abuse of minors with the creation of a task force, and has hired a law firm to determine whether more names should be added to a list of credibly accused priests.
Former Pittsburgh Priest Sentenced To Probation For Sexually Abusing MinorA former Pittsburgh priest was sentenced to probation in Massachusetts for sexually abusing a minor.
Pennsylvania Dioceses Offer $84M To 564 Clergy Abuse VictimsPennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review.
Senators Consider Altering Time Limits For Child Sex Abuse LawsuitsState senators are hearing from victims, church advocates, lawyers, and others about whether Pennsylvania should alter rules for child sexual abuse claims that occurred too long ago to file a lawsuit.
Lawsuit Accuses Ex-Bishop Of Sexually Harassing SeminarianA lawsuit filed against a former West Virginia bishop is the second this year accusing him of sexual harassment.