The Times-Tribune reports today that Bishop Bambera has appointed a new superintendent for schools in the Diocese of Scranton. The appointment comes nearly three months after the former diocesan superintendent was fired amid allegations of sexual abuse.
The allegations made news last January when the DA confirmed he was looking into abuse claims, though the statute of limitations for the alleged crimes had already expired.
The public may never know what happened in this case, but the allegations of sexual abuse will change the life of the accused forever, even if they are not true. I do not say this to undermine the tragic impact sexual abuse has on its victims or to imply in any way that victims should not be trusted. However, for the sake of justice, we must remember that untruthful people who make false accusations for selfish purposes do exist. Innocent people can be accused, and even convicted, of sex crimes.
If you have been accused of a sex crime, then you cannot afford to leave your future in the hands of anyone but an experienced, proven Scranton sex crimes attorney whom you can trust. A Scranton sex crimes lawyer from Rogan Law can meet with you to discuss your charges and what needs to be done to begin the process of clearing your name.