Ag's Office Investigating Child Sex Abuse Case

By Danielle Krout
We Are Central
November 2, 2012

The State Attorney General's Office is now handling another alleged child sex abuse case in the region.

WTAJ News learned Friday that the Cambria County District Attorney's office turned over the alleged child sex abuse investigation involving Father George Koharchik.

In August allegations surfaced accusing the Priest of sexual misconduct involving minors more than 30 years ago. Koharchik was put on leave from the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. He served as a Priest at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Mount Union, but the alleged assaults took place in Cambria County.

"We have been in conversation with the Attorney Generals Office," said Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Bolton Penna. "They made the decision they're going to take over the case."

Officials believe there could be more victims than the four who are already known.

Koharchik has not yet been charged.








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