Two former altar boys accused a defrocked priest of abusing them in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. The alleged abuse occurred while the former priest served at St. Michael the Archangel parish in Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Throughout his tenure, the Catholic church transferred him to several different parishes due to clergy abuse allegations filed in the 1980s and 1990s. He appeared in the 2005 grand jury report issued by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and was defrocked after the release of the report. On Tuesday, he faced charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors in Bucks County.
The Grand Jury Reports released by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office served to identify priests credibly accused of abuse. Many abuse survivors felt vindicated by the reports because it confirmed that the abuse that they suffered from by a clergy member did indeed occur and that they were not alone in experiencing it. The reports also urged survivors to pursue justice in filing suits against their abusers or coming forward with their stories.
If you or a loved one dealt with the trauma of clergy abuse, our Pennsylvania clergy abuse attorneys at Williams Cedar will pursue justice on your behalf. Please call us today at 215-557-0099 or contact us online to arrange a free and confidential consultation with a seasoned and compassionate lawyer. With offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide.