Federal Investigators Look into Local Catholic Abuse
By John Clay |
We Are Central
March 31, 2016
Federal investigators are looking into the sexual abuse claims within the Altoona Johnstown Catholic Diocese.
The PA Attorney General's investigation identified 50 priests and religious leaders for the crimes, but most were outside prosecution because too much time has passed. U.S. Attorney David Hickton tells KDKA that RICO, the Racketeering Influence and Corruption Organization Act is not bound by time limits, and could lead to civil penalties. He says those penalties are unlikely to include financial awards.