Priests in Pa. child sex-abuse case created a list of suspected clergy back in 1994

By Associated Press, Published: May 22 PHILADELPHIA — A priest assigned to help handle child sex-abuse complaints at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia told jurors Tuesday that Monsignor William Lynn was the only other person who could have created a typed list of suspected pedophile priests.Monsignor James Beisel’s testimony came as the defense began its case in … Read more

Child Abuse Hotline Calls Up Since Sandusky Case

By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau  TRENTON — New Jersey’s child abuse hotline has been flooded with phone calls since the Penn State sexual abuse scandal shocked the nation late last year, according to Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake. The number of calls soared to as many as 750 a day in November, when a Pennsylvania grand … Read more

Defrocked Priest Pleads Guilty in Child Sexual Abuse Case

Priest’s guilty plea throws wrinkle into Philadelphia sexual abuse trial By Sarah Hoye, CNN updated 8:04 PM EDT, Mon April 23, 2012 Defrocked priest Edward Avery of the Philadelphia Archdiocese admitted to sexually assaulting an altar boy. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Defense, prosecution argue about which witnesses jurors should be allowed to hear James Brennan accused of … Read more