Priest sex abuse victim angered by lack of recourse: 'None of them are registered sex offenders'

Priest sex abuse victim angered by lack of recourse: 'None of them are registered sex offenders'

By Ivey DeJesus, idejesus@pennlive.com,  July 09, 2016, PennLive

Shaun Dougherty's story begins on page 66 of the grand jury report into widespread child sexual abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.

That page - one of 147 pages in the report detailing accusations against more than 50 religious leaders, priests and teachers - begins the account into the investigation of George Koharchik, a longtime priest, who among other diocesan assignments, was pastor at St. Clement Church in Johnstown for a decade.

That's where Dougherty, then an altar boy, attended school and Mass with his parents.

The second youngest of nine kids, Dougherty was 10 and a fifth-grader at St. Clement School when he met Koharchik in 1980. Koharchik was his basketball coach and his religion teacher. The priest  . . . 

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