Former Harrisburg Priest Sentenced to 5 Years Probation in Abuse Case
By Kayla Brown
February 17, 2021
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A former priest is on probation after pleading guilty last November to sexually assaulting two children, according to the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.
Dauphin County officials say 77-year-old John Allen assaulted the children 30 years ago while serving as a catholic priest in Harrisburg.
On Tuesday a judge sentenced him to five years of probation and, because of an agreement with the victims, to register as a sexually violent predator.
The Catholic Church previously dismissed Allen from the clerical state.