Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Clergy Sex Abuse Inside Pennsylvania Catholic Church

By | September 11, 2019


I’LL TELL YOU ABOUT SOME SHOWERS CHANCES AND POSSIBLY AN EVEN COLDER DAY AHEAD. ALEX. KATE THANK YOU. IT IS NOW A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ISSUED SUBPOENAS TO AT LEAST SEVEN OF THE EIGHT CATHOLIC DIOCESE IN PENNSYLVANIA. TWO OF THOSE ARE IN OUR AREA. TONIGHT ALLEGED VICTIMS TOLD EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER DAVID SPUNT THEY WANT JUSTICE. I WAS ABUSED BETWEEN TWO CATHOLIC PRIESTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 11 AND 13. 50 YEAR OLD MIKE MCDONALD HAD A DIFFICULT LIFE STEAMING FROM HIS ALLEGED ABUSE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WHEN HE WAS JUST A KID AT SAINT TITUS PARISH IN NORRISTOWN. IT HAPPENED IN THE SACRISTY, IT HAPPENED IN THE RECTORY, BUT THE MOST SEVERE CASES HAPPENED, BOTH OWNED PRIVATE HOMES, ONE IN NEW JERSEY AND THE OTHER ONE OWNED A HOME IN THE POCONO MOWN SGLANS MCDONALD WAS ELATED TO LEARN TODAY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA, ALLENTOWN AND OTHERS ACROSS THE STATE ARE NOW PART OF A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH. THE PHILADELPHIA AND ALLENTOWN ARCHDIOCESE BOTH SAID OFFICIALS HAVE TURNED OVER SUBPOENAED DOCUMENTS. IT’S ABOUT TIME. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN SILENT ON SEX ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH EVER SINCE THE STORY BROKE FROM BOSTON IN 2002. MARCY HAMILTON IS AN ATTORNEY WHO RUNS CHILD USA, A CHILD ADVOCACY GROUP. SHE ALSO HAPPENS TO KNOW COUNTLESS CHURCH SEX ABUSE VICTIMS IN PENNSYLVANIA. WHILE JUST THIS WEEK STATE LAWMAKERS IN HARRISBURG STALLED A BILL TO NICKS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS, HAMILTON SAID THE FEDERAL RULES ARE DIFFERENT. THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WAS ELIMINATED IN 2002, SO IF ANY OF THE CRIMES OCCURRED AFTER 2002, THERE IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATION. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS WANTS TO KNOW IF ANYONE IN THE CHURCH TOOK CHILDREN ACROSS STATE LINES, SENT SEXUAL IMAGES OR MESSAGES, INSTRUCTED ANYONE NOT TO CONTACT POLICE, REASSIGNED SUSPECTED PREDATORS OR USED MONEY AS PART OF THE SCANDAL. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS HAVE REALLY BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR A VERY LONG TIME. A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICIAL DID NOT HAVE A COMMENT ON THE INVESTIGATION. HOWEVER, A LAW ENFORCEMENT

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