PA--Cambria County senior officials ignored reports of clergy sex crimes
By David Clohessy
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
March 8, 2016
Cambria County senior officials ignored reports of clergy sex crimes for over a dozen years allowing children to be needlessly placed at risk and we fear dozens upon dozens to be sexually assaulted. Attorney Richard Serbin first wrote county officials in 2002 about young men in six parishes who had been molested.
Law enforcement could have and should have acted sooner. Call on prosecutors and police to come clean about their complicity in clergy sex crimes and cover-ups and to work harder than ever now to expose wrong doers in every way possible. They should also use their “bully pulpit” to prod more victims, witness and whistleblowers to come forward and try again to report these horrific crimes.
They should join growing chorus of voices pushing for a civil window in Harrisburg allowing cases to move forward on their merits rather than automatically being time barred.