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Clergy sex abuse survivors and their supporters will attend a criminal hearing for three Franciscan Friars charged with failing to properly supervise a Johnstown-area sexual predator cleric, accused of abuse by more than 90 children.
2016 Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Grand Jury Report
According the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General “a statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.”
The two-year investigation included a search warrant of the Altoona Bishop’s “secret archive.”
The report also determined Bishop Joseph Adamec was at the forefront of the cover-up and acted to avoid scandal rather than protect children.