clergy abuse

Child Sex Abuse is Philly’s Problem Too

Epidemic of Child Sex Abuse Over the last month, the public watched as over 150 women came forward to share their accounts of the horrific child sexual abuse they endured under former USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar. These accounts were difficult to hear and even harder to process. But the brave women who came forward [...]

Will Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on Church Sex Abuse Lead to New Suits?

Article Reprint - Legal Intelligencer By Max Mitchell - Of the Legal Stuff August 15, 2018 Read Comments to this Report by attorney, Slade McLaughlin According to a high-profile grand jury report the state Supreme Court released Tuesday, thousands of children were sexually assaulted at Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania. The report documented cover-up efforts [...]

SPOTLIGHT the Movie – Slade & Paul Moderate A Philadelphia National Crime Victims Conference

At the 2016 meeting of the National Crime Victims Bar Association, Slade McLaughlin (far left) and Paul Lauricella (far right) moderated a discussion on the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal depicted in the Oscar winning movie, Spotlight, with the reporter, attorney, and victims depicted in the film. The conference was held in conjunction with the National Center [...]

Philadelphia Sex-Abuse Victim Settles Clergy Claims

The plaintiff in a civil clergy sex-abuse case has settled his claims against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the three men who allegedly abused him. Billy Doe, who alleged he was abused by priests Charles Engelhardt and Edward Avery and Catholic schoolteacher Bernard Shero, agreed to dismiss his case against the three men pursuant to a [...]

CNN Interview of Paul Lauricella on Appeal Court’s Reversal of Philadelphia Priest Conviction

Philadelphia priest to be released from prison after appeals court reversal Reprint Credits By Steve Almasy, CNN updated 8:35 AM EST, Fri December 27, 2013 Monsignor William Lynn's attorney will appear on New Day during the 7 a.m. hour Friday. (CNN) -- The first Roman Catholic priest in the United States imprisoned for covering up the [...]

Paul Lauricella Interview – Pennsylvania Court Reverses Monsignor Lynn’s Conviction

"It really does not exonerate Monsignor Lynn, at all. The court is not saying that he didn’t do these acts. The court is not saying that what he did was right or wrong. All the court is saying is the statute is so narrowly defined that it does not encompass the acts that are alleged to [...]

Father Charles Engelhardt & Teacher Bernard Shero Convicted of Altar-Boy Sex Abuse

MINUTES before former Catholic-school teacher Bernard Shero was convicted Wednesday of raping an altar boy, he joked with the court crier and a deputy sheriff about leaving the courtroom. "Good effort, though," Shero chuckled, when told he couldn't. Shero wasn't laughing for long. On its fourth day of deliberating, a Common Pleas jury convicted Shero, 50, [...]

Attorney: Victim In Priest Sex Abuse Case ‘Relieved’

By Tony Hanson | CBS Philly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A priest and former lay teacher were taken into custody immediately after a jury convicted them of sexually assaulting the same boy, the same victim who was assaulted by another priest who pleaded guilty last year. The convicted defendants are scheduled to be sentenced in April. [...]

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