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Updated: May 26, 2021 | 6:18 pm

Probe finds no intentional act to derail sex-abuse vote

The Office of Inspector General’s report, released Wednesday, said agents interviewed 22 current and former state employees and reviewed the email accounts of nine state officials for any evidence of outside influence or intentional acts. Rather, it said, Wolf’s Department of State had no internal processes for constitutional amendments.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

Updated: May 26, 2021 | 11:55 am

Judge upholds Penn St. ex-president Spanier’s jail sentence

Spanier was charged in 2012 and convicted by a jury in March 2017, but appeals had allowed him to stay out of jail.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Harrisburg Diocese bankruptcy case could collide with bill giving child sex abuse victims a chance to sue

As part of its bankruptcy settlement agreement, the Diocese of Harrisburg could stipulate that individuals who had potential claims against the diocese but did not join the bankruptcy case could be barred from suing the diocese, its insurers and parishes.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Updated: April 21, 2021 | 5:58 pm

Pa. lawmakers move closer to letting child sex abuse victims sue

The vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee signals that the legislation may have enough Republican support to pass the full state Senate.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: March 24, 2021 | 6:11 pm

Child sex abuse lawsuit ‘window’ amendment clears Pa. House

It will be 2023 at the earliest before it takes effect.

By Sam Dunklau

Former midstate priest sentenced to 5 years’ probation in abuse case

John G. Allen was removed from the priesthood in 2006 and was among the priests listed in a 2018 investigating grand jury report about sexual abuse. He had worked in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and Snyder counties.

By The Associated Press

Updated: February 4, 2021 | 9:38 pm

State lawmakers consider fast-track plan for abuse lawsuit window

A proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give some victims of child sexual abuse a period in which to file otherwise outdated civil lawsuits is getting new life.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Child sexual abuse lawsuit ‘window’ moves near referendum

Alleged victims of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania have long faced short time limits to file civil claims.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press