Second Priest Pleads Guilty to Abuse in Pennsylvania

The Legal Examiner

October 30, 2018

By Eric T. Chaffin

When a Pennsylvania grand jury investigated decades of alleged Catholic clergy abuse in Pennsylvania, they found records indicating that over 1,000 children had been sexually abused by over 300 “predator priests.” Unfortunately, most instances of abuse were too old to be prosecuted, but the jury did issue presentments against two priests that had been allegedly sexually assaulting children within the last decade.

Now, one of those priests has pled guilty to the sexual abuse of two boys. After the grand jury report came out, Rev. David Lee Poulson of Oil City was charged with abusing an altar boy and attempting to assault another boy at a hunting camp. The priest pled guilty to corruption of minors and child endangerment.

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