Child sexual abuse victim first case to sue under new circumstance allowing victims to file lawsuits outside of the statute of limitations

Child sexual abuse victim first case to sue under new circumstance allowing victims to file lawsuits outside of the statute of limitations

Another victim of child sexual abuse has come forward and is now suing the Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese. 

67-year-old Donald Asbee stated that he was repeatedly raped by two priests at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milton, PA, while he was an altar boy. He alleged that the Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese and its bishops covered up the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Tweets of the Week - April 8, 2019

Tweets of the Week - April 8, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Advocates and survivors call on the Senate to vote on SB 261

Advocates and survivors call on the Senate to vote on SB 261

The Commonwealth's Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm, spoke in the Capitol's Main Rotunda Wednesday afternoon about why Senate Bill 261 is so important, and urged the Senate to return to session to vote on it.

Storm was joined by survivors and other advocates who had camped out in the Capitol last week hoping for the bill to get passed.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

Scarnati: “The only oath that we take around here is to uphold the constitution"

After Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) came forward on Friday with a proposal from the Senate that didn’t include the civil window, questions arose about whether or not Senate Bill 261 would pass this session.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) on Tuesday afternoon stated that, “It’s been my goal all along to get a product out of here and over to the House before we leave on Wednesday.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his legislation, House Bill 2641.

The bill would clarify when higher penalties should apply to people who are required to report suspected child abuse, but fail to do so. 

Stephens is one of a handful of legislators who introduced legislation relating to the grand jury report that was released last month. 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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