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State probing sex abuse at two Roman Catholic dioceses, including Harrisburg

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 16, 2016 5:44 AM
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(Allentown) -- A state lawmaker who says he was abused by a suburban Philadelphia priest more than three decades ago now says state prosecutors are investigating priest abuse accusations in two dioceses.

Democratic state Representative Mark Rozzi of Berks County says the state attorney general's office has a grand jury investigating the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown.

He  says he testified several weeks ago in Pittsburgh, but declined to provide details.

A March report uncovered hundreds of abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown that spanned decades.

A spokesman for the Harrisburg diocese says it has received a subpoena from the grand jury.

The Allentown diocese and the state attorney general's office wouldn't confirm the investigation.
 
 

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