Click here to read: “Lancaster Co. clergy abuse victim: My report wasn’t passed on,” by Brandie Kessler, York Daily Record, Dec. 9, 2016
For 25 years, Sharon Tell didn’t know why she got no response after reporting she had been sexually abused by a priest.
As an adult, she told a priest at a Lancaster County church that a priest in the Allentown diocese had abused her for two decades, beginning when she was 12. Although Tell eventually notified the Allentown diocese herself, she said she never heard from anyone in the Harrisburg diocese, which oversees churches in Lancaster County.
The Catholic Church and other institutions fail miserably at self policing. Always report abuse to:
The Attorney General’s hotline 1-888-538-8541;
Local law enforcement.