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By Jeff Pack

Former Potter Jr. High teacher implicated in Pittsburgh diocese scandal


Last updated 8/23/2018 at 9:09am

Ernest Paone, seen here in a scanned photo from a 1984 Potter Jr. High yearbook, is alleged to be the same man implicated by a grand jury report released last week that alleged decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

One of the most widespread investigations ever to focus on the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania resulted in the release of the "40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report 1 Interim – Redacted," alleging decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by church officials across the state.

"We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this," the report said in the opening introduction. "There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic church. But never on this scale."

According to the 1,356-page report, the grand jury subpoenaed and reviewed half a million pag...

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