Pennsylvania is national leader in aggressively going after institutional child sex predators

By Ivey DeJesus, April 26, 2018, PennLive

More than any other state, Pennsylvania is aggressively going after child sex predators.

From multiple grand jury investigations into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a similar grand jury probe into the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, the prosecution of Jerry Sandusky and the investigation into systemic sex abuse of students at a New Hope private school, state prosecutors have positioned the state as arguably the most aggressive in the nation against child sex crimes.

A pending grand jury investigation into six Roman Catholic dioceses in the state is poised to further ratchet up the scope of that outlook. The probe ostensibly will provide a complete look into  . . . 

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  • Charles Hartz
    commented 2018-05-04 17:12:08 -0500
    I am not convinced of the true “aggressive” motion of the state of Pennsylvania. I was abused in the 80’s and finally told the Greensburg Diocese of the crimes committed to me within the state of PA and other states. My abuser was not only the Parrish priest in the local town of Connellsville PA, but was a teacher at the school I attended. The movement of priests from school district/ Parrish’s to another is to me a red flag of previous incidents to hide what was going on by the Bishop. My case went to the 3rd circuit court in PA only to be denied for statute of limitations. Altoona – Johnston Diocese is a nice step to “show” care and concern of the abused. But I bet that this is squelched to continue by the Catholic $ Church $. I have learned that if you believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit you do not need to be inside a designated building to do so. The world that “God” made is his church, thus you can pray and worship anywhere your mind and soul are at peace to recognize the greatness and wonder of the Holy Trinity.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:45:06 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:45:05 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:45:05 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:45:05 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:44:03 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:44:03 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.
  • John Nesbella
    commented 2018-04-26 12:43:25 -0500
    I can’t post in many of these papers because I don’t do in your face book etc. But as a Pennsylvanian and a former Roman Catholic priest, We have had multiple priest child molesters admit their crimes to grand juries and nothing happened to them. We have had multiple grand jury reports identifying hundreds of child molesters priests and bishops covering for them and nothing happened to them. PA talks a lot big talk but tell me-how many of these rapacious child molester priests and bishops have faced justice and gone to prison? The justice system in PA-a lot of big talk and no results-hundreds of sexual molester priests free and the bishops who covered up for them-free. I want RESULTS-NOT A LOT OF EMPTY TALK. When PA starts sending priests and bishops to prison-then we can say we did something! A really hate big mouth blabbermouths-who are all talk and no results-welcome to justice in PA.

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