AG Meets with Abuse Victims, Advocates in Erie
By Madeleine O’Neill
October 5, 2018
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is pushing the Pennsylvania Senate to pass statute of limitations reform.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke with sexual abuse victims and advocates in Erie Friday as he continued his campaign for lawmakers to pass a two-year window that would allow victims to sue regardless of the statute of limitations.
During a one-hour meeting at the Erie Office of the Attorney General, Shapiro reiterated his support for the window and ratcheted up pressure for members of the state Senate, which could consider the window legislation when senators resume business in Harrisburg on Oct. 15-17.
The legislation, which the state House voted to approve on Sept. 25, is a response to the 884-page grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including the Diocese of Erie.