A far-reaching investigation of a the Pennsylvania Archdiocese is gaining momentum in Pennsylvania. The state attorney general's office is reviewing nearly 70 years of records concerning sexually-abusive priests affiliated with Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. The attorney general, collaborating with a Pittsburgh-based grand jury, has issued subpoenas to obtain documents dating to 1947. Under scrutiny are the dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton.
Few things are more destructive to a person's life than being sexually abused as a child. Predators steal the innocence from children who looked up to and trusted adults and replaces that inner light with dark hole in their hearts.
Sex abuse laws in Pennsylvania are changing. Recently, the state passed a law that expands the rights of victims, but was it enough? Some lawmakers are voicing opposition, stating the reform was a step in the right direction but that more is needed.
Attorney Ben Andreozzi was recently interviewed by ABC27 News about the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Sex Scandal. Follow the link below to read his statements and watch the interview.