Pope defrocks Pennsylvania priest accused of sexually abusing children

CNN - 03-15


(CNN) — The Vatican has defrocked a Pennsylvania priest who's been accused of sexually abusing children. David L. Poulson, who served in a church in Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania, was one of 300 priests from the state who were accused of sexual crimes since 1947, according to a 1,356-page grand jury report released in August. The grand jury charged just two of those priests, as the rest of the cases exceeded the statute of limitations.