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Aug
2019

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A Coopersburg man who taught at high schools in Lehigh and Bucks counties will stand trial on charges he created an “assembly line” of victims over more than a decade, sexually assaulting at least six students, prosecutors say. Christian H. ...

28
May
2019

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BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) — A former Bensalem football coach pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to sexually abusing three children. Shannon “Shawn” Westmoreland, 49, of West Chester, was accused of rape and statutory sexual assault of ...

28
Jan
2019

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SOMERSET, Pa. – Jimmy and Clara Hinton don’t want others to miss what they didn’t see for years: their father and husband, a respected pastor for years in his rural community, was keeping his flock in the dark while he molested ...

31
Oct
2018

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Nearly two decades ago, Pennsylvania regulators were confronted with evidence that a well-regarded pediatrician had fondled the genitals of two small children during office visits. Instead of holding him accountable, ...

28
Jun
2018

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Pulling young girls out of class and bringing them into an empty classroom. Making them perform puppet shows. Trying to hypnotize them. Forcing them to call him master. These were some of the details released in a disturbing affidavit involving ...

30
May
2018

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A Perry South man who was charged last week with sexually abusing a child at a daycare run by his mother has now been accused of raping a 17-year-old girl. Pittsburgh police on Wednesday charged David Tyus, 18, with rape, unlawful contact with a ...

8
May
2018

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Father David Poulson, who had served for two-and-a-half years as pastor at St. Agnes in Morrisdale, Clearfield County, and as an administrator at St. Francis of Assisi in Clearfield, was charged Tuesday with the sexual abuse of two boys over a ...

12
Apr
2018

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, and on April 23 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will conduct a conference on the topic for safe environment coordinators and facilitators at the Doubletree by Hilton in King of Prussia. A letter ...

14
Feb
2018

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LYNN — A 31-year-old hockey coach from Marblehead accused of raping a 9-year-old boy is now charged with sexually assaulting two other children. Christopher Prew was ordered held without bail during a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday in ...

27
Apr
2017

The possible inclusion of a retroactivity clause is the most contentious sticking point in the discussion about changing Pennsylvania’s statute-of-limitations laws for cases of child sexual abuse. Many elected officials seem to be in agreement ...

8
Apr
2017

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Of the thousands of calls to the state’s and Allegheny County’s child protection hotlines, alleging potential child neglect, call screeners often have to make life-altering decisions without much information. Without the resources to ...

1
Feb
2017

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After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents of child sexual abuse. According to police, ...

30
Jul
2016

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The Diocese of Harrisburg has acknowledged by name 15 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing children and who at one time worked in the diocese — including one who served in Dallastown in 1989-90. The Rev. Raymond Prybis was ...

26
Jul
2016

A former employee of a high school in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting a student. The Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday released the criminal complaint against John Bowman Thornberry, ...

2
Mar
2016

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ALTOONA , Pa., March 2 (UPI) — Hundreds of children were molested and raped by Catholic clerics in Altoona, Pa., and church superiors covered up the crimes, a grand jury found. The 147-page report was released Tuesday by Pennsylvania ...

8
Sep
2015

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Jury selection began Tuesday for a suspended Catholic priest charged with traveling to Honduras to have sex with poor street children during missionary trips. » Please click here to read the full article….

19
Jun
2015

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Warren Earl Yerger Sr., 52, formerly of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was convicted in December on more than 100 counts of physical and sexual child abuse perpetrated against four youngsters that were under his care from 1989 to 2012. On June 17, ...

19
Jun
2015

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Warren Earl Yerger Sr., 52, formerly of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was convicted in December on more than 100 counts of physical and sexual child abuse perpetrated against four youngsters that were under his care from 1989 to 2012. On June 17, ...