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Pennsylvania House OKs new child sex abuse reporting rules

1 month ago   |   By National Post

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives moved Wednesday to toughen penalties for people who do not report suspicions about repeated child sexual abuse and make it explicit that nondisclosure terms in contracts cannot prevent people from talking to police in child molestation investigations.
Both proposals are based on recommendations in a landmark grand jury report last year into the sexual abuse of children by about 300 Roman Catholic clergy in the state, going back seven decades.
Lawmakers voted 162-22 for the reporting proposal .
The only member who spoke in...
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