19 Reporting Abuse at Pittsburgh Catholic School
May 15, 2014
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says 19 former students at one of its high schools have now leveled sex abuse allegations at eight Marianist brothers who once worked at the school — one as long ago as 1940.
The revelations began when the diocese learned earlier this year that Brother Bernard Hartman was being prosecuted by Australian authorities on charges he molested four students at a Catholic school there in the 1970s and 80s.
The diocese sent a letter to North Catholic High School alumni because Hartman used to teach at the school, and learned of abuse allegations against four other Marianist brothers, three of whom are known to be dead. Publicity about those allegations has prompted allegations against three more brothers who worked at the school, all of whom are also dead.