Report: Philadelphia DA investigating W.Va. bishop

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting the Philadelphia District Attorney's office is investigating allegations made by a former high school student against Bishop Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

An article published Sunday reports that he fondled a Lansdale Catholic High School student in the late 1970s.

According the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia learned of the allegations in 2007 and then forwarded it to the Montgomery County prosecutor’s office.

According the article, prosecutors are currently reviewing a complaint against Bransfield.

It was April that Bransfield’s name was brought up by a defendant in a case with now convicted Msgr. William Lynn. That boy said that Bransfi...


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