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Former Catholic priest from York County arrested, accused of molesting two altar boys

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Mar 14, 2019 11:46 AM 1+ week ago

John G. Allen, who served in parishes around southcentral Pa., is accused of molesting two altar boys between 1997 and 2002.

A compilation what's happened since a sweeping grand jury report on decades of abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Paul Kuehnel and Brandie Kessler and Mike Argento, York Daily Record

A defrocked York County priest was arrested Thursday morning on charges that he molested two altar boys between 1997 and 2002.

John G. Allen, who served in several parishes throughout Lebanon, Gettysburg, Selinsgrove, New Cumberland, Steelton, Lancaster and Harrisburg, is facing four counts of indecent assault and two counts of corruption of minors, according to the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office.

John G. Allen is charged with four counts of indecent assault and two counts of corruption of minors.

Allen, a 75-year-old York County resident, abused the victims while they served as altar boys at St. Margaret Mary's Alacoque Church in Harrisburg, the criminal complaint said.

One victim said he was fondled from ages 10 ...

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