2 Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims Calling For Statute Of Limitations Reform


Oct. 29, 2019

Two of the victims of the first priest sentenced to prison time as a result of the state Grand Jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse are speaking out about statute of limitations reform.

Retired priest, Fr. John Sweeney, of the Diocese of Greensburg, was sentenced nearly a year ago to 11½ months to five years in prison.

Now, two of his victims, one of whom Sweeney admitted to abusing, are calling for reform to the statute of limitations process. They addressed the media Tuesday afternoon, one via Skype and the other by phone.

Their lawyer says neither of them took part in the Survivors’ Compensation Program.

Initially charged with felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, Sweeney pleaded guilty last year to misdemeanor indecent assault.

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