Click here to read: “Kane: Three clergy leaders enabled predator friar,” by Maria Panaritis, The Philadelphia Inquirer, updated March 15, 2016.
“These men knew there was a child predator in their organization. Yet they continued to put him in positions where he had countless opportunities to prey upon children,” Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in announcing the charges. “Their silence resulted in immeasurable pain and suffering for so many victims. These men turned a blind eye to the innocent children they were trusted to protect.”
Each of the three is retired and lives out of state but will come to Pennsylvania for court appearances in the coming days, Kane said. They face a maximum of seven years in prison. Their attorneys did not immediately respond to calls for comment.
Does anyone think a maximum of seven years is appropriate for allowing children to be sexually abused?