NEWS ALERT: The deadline to register an allegation of clergy abuse with the Diocese of Scranton is July 31, 2019. Learn more.
For decades, the Scranton clergy abuse lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli have been helping clergy abuse survivors get the justice that they deserve. We have aggressively gone after sexual predators and the religious organizations that allowed the abuse to occur. We stand up for the victim’s rights and makes sure all responsible parties are held liable for their actions. With the help of our experienced team, you will find the courage to speak up and prevent this abuse from happening to another child or adult.
Clergy Abuse in Scranton: What You Should Know
For the past two years, a grand jury has been investigating six of the eight Roman Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania after allegations of child sexual abuse have surfaced. After hundreds of hours of testimony from abuse survivors, the sealed report reveals decades of abuse by Catholic priests and the attempts by church leaders to hide this information from the public.
The redacted report presents very disturbing details. It details a cycle of sexual abuse and cover-up that occurred in six of Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses, including right here in Scranton. The report found 59 priests in the Scranton area who had allegedly abused minor children. And instead of protecting its community, the Catholic Church is accused of covering up the abuse.