Child Sexual Abuse

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It’s time for parents to have hard conversations with their kids about their internet behavior. That was the message from the Pittsburgh FBI Field Office Wednesday morning, when officials announced the results of a July initiative called Operation Independence Day. The nationwide operation netted 67 suspected child traffickers. 

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is criticizing the Catholic Church, saying the new rules regarding reporting of sexual misconduct don’t go far enough.

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A former Pennsylvania pediatrician has been sentenced to 79 to 158 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients. 

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In the wake of a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing mass child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, state lawmakers are considering changes to the statute of limitation law. 

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A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses is expected to be released in the coming weeks, after two years of investigation.

Roman Catholic Diocese Of Erie IDs Priests And Lay People Accused Of Abuse

Apr 6, 2018
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*This post was updated on April 6, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday made public the names of 34 priests or other members of the clergy who faced credible allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct over the years, including their bishop in the 1970s, who they say failed to stop abuse that was reported to him.

Spanier Seeks To Have Sandusky-Related Conviction Overturned

Feb 7, 2018
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A lawyer for Graham Spanier argued to a Pennsylvania appeals court Wednesday that too much time had passed for the former Penn State president to be charged with endangering the welfare of children over his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sandusky.

A three-judge Superior Court panel heard oral argument about whether to vacate or uphold the misdemeanor guilty verdict issued last year against the 69-year-old Spanier.