A Grand Jury report released today reveals that two bishops helped cover up the abuse of hundreds of children by some 50 priests in the central Pennsylvania diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The report finds that Bishops James Hogan and Joseph Adamec were involved in a scheme that involved transferring priests after they had been accused of sexually abusing children and in some cases threatening the victims with excommunication. Criminal charges are not being filed in part due to the length of time that has elapsed and the death of persons involved. The report revealed that the Diocese would use a “pay out chart” to determine the amount of money to be given to victims.
Two Bishops Covered Up Sexual Abuse of Children in Pennsylvania
On behalf of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. | Mar 1, 2016 | Firm News, Sexual Abuse