By Nick Falsone For lehighvalleylive. These educators represent such a tiny fraction of all those certified to teach in Pennsylvania that to quantify it as a percentage would require a decimal point followed by multiple zeros. Most of the sexual misconduct cases involving the 42 we found in the database involved victims who were students or minors.
The Pennsylvania Age of Consent is 16 years old. In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 15 or younger in Pennsylvania are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.
In the wake of the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, approximately 20 states attorneys general across the country launched their own investigation into the Catholic Church, including New York, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Florida, Delaware, New Jersey and most recently, Georgia. The 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, which uncovered in horrific details a widespread and sytemic culture of child sex crimes on the part of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, outlined four concrete recommendations aimed at ensuring such abuse never happened again:. In the meantime, other states, prompted by the Pennsylvania grand jury report, have fast tracked substantial reforms.
If you have been arrested and charged with rape or involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in Pennsylvania, you can potentially face significant time in jail and hefty fines. Rape in Pennsylvania is considered a felony in the first degree. Under circumstances where it is found that you participated in drugging the victim in order to rape them, you can be subject to additional jail time. Under Pennsylvania law, a rape offense is considered rape of a child if the alleged victim was less than thirteen years of age.
State Sen. Harrisburg — One year ago today, Pennsylvania emerged at the epicenter of the global clergy sex abuse crisis. The report seemed a watershed moment for victims and for advocates looking to reverse decades of legal inaction against church officials.
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