LAWSUIT: MAN ALLEGES ALLENTOWN DIOCESE PRIEST SEXUALLY ABUSED, TORTURED HIM IN CHURCH BASEMENT IN THE 1970s
May 20, 2020
Laurie Mason Schroeder
The Morning Call
A Texas man is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown and one of its churches, St. Catharine of Siena in Reading, claiming he was sexually abused and tortured by several priests in a church basement in the 1970s.
Timothy Paul McGettigan’s attorneys say their client learned that he was not alone in being abused by Allentown Diocese priests from the scathing 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report on unchecked sexual abuse by clergy across the state, and decided to come forward. He is seeking a