Thursday, November 29, 2018

Suit Against Scranton Diocese Over Priest Sexual Abuse

In another lawsuit growing out of the Pennsylvania grand jury report released in August, a teenage sexual abuse victim-- now 29 years old-- filed suit on Tuesday against the Diocese of Scranton, three bishops, and former priest Jeffrey Paulish.  Paulish, who served several months in jail for abusing another 15-year old boy, was named in the grand jury report. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Lawyers say they plan to subpoena the diocese for information about Paulish’s history in the diocese.
The grand jury report found that Paulish was transferred 11 times in his 18 years as a priest and was given leaves of absence both before and after their client says he was abused. They think that could mean that current Bishop Joseph Bambera was aware of Paulish’s abusive behavior before he was arrested in 2013.