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PA--Victims group to Greensburg Bishop: Turn over secret files on arrested priest

The nation’s largest support group for survivors of sexual abuse in institutional settings today is demanding that the bishop of Greensburg, PA turn over all secret files pertaining to a priest arrested yesterday for sexual abuse.

That priest, John T. Sweeney, was criminally charged for sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the 1990s.     

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PA--Greensburg priest charges

For immediate release: July 24th

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Leader, 636-433-2511,

We applaud the PA Attorney General for taking the allegations against Fr John Sweeny for child sex abuse seriously and opening an investigation. The victim is to be commended for having the courage to come forward and the wisdom to report the crimes to civil authorities and not church officials.    

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