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  • Pennsylvania diocese names 5-member abuse board in pact with prosecutor

    Pennsylvania diocese names 5-member abuse board in pact with prosecutor

    • Sep 21, 2017

    A year ago, the previous Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane released a 147-page report based on secret diocesan records and other evidence that detailed abuse by more than 50 priests and clergy against hundreds of children in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Now the members of a new Independent Oversight Board for Youth Protection have been announced, including a former prosecutor, a former police detective, and an abuse survivor turned advocate.

  • Conviction upheld for priest who abused Honduran orphans

    Conviction upheld for priest who abused Honduran orphans

    • Jul 26, 2017

    A priest convicted last year of sexually abusing two street children in Honduras had his conviction upheld on Tuesday. Prosecutors said Father Joseph Maurizio had established a charitable organization — Honduras Interfaith Ministries — to help pay for his trips.

  • Houseparent at Catholic school waives hearing in sex assault case

    Houseparent at Catholic school waives hearing in sex assault case

    • Aug 25, 2016

    A lay employee of a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania, who was responsible for supervising Chinese international students, has waived a preliminary hearing on charges that he sexually assaulted two students while officials continue to look for a third alleged victim.

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