Child sex abuse victim reacts to sweeping changes in Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
By Daniel Hamburg, March 6, 2017, WJAC
JOHNSTOWN – On Monday, Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown announced sweeping changes in the Catholic church to protect victims of child sex abuse.
Victims of abuse by clergy are reacting to news of those reforms, including one victim, originally from Johnstown, who said he was abused as a child.
Shaun Dougherty said that Monday's news conference was a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done in Harrisburg at the state capitol to pass an actual law.