That same priest, Father George Koharchik, admitted to the grand jury he was "close to" a dozen children.Koharchik said he viewed the sexual encounters as emotional connections and he "certainly" did not think of it as predatory.Some were abused in their sleep, investigators found.Others were forced to go nude beneath their robes so a priest could grope their genitals, the report revealed.A Pennsylvania grand jury implicated more than 50 priests and religious leaders who have served at churches across the state in a sex-abuse scandal dating back 40 years.
In another startling testimony, witnesses say Monsignor Francis Mc Caa preyed on a child who sought solace after his father's death.
Bishop James Hogan and Bishop Joseph Adamec did not report the behavior, the investigation revealed.
Instead they chose to "shield the institution and themselves," the report said.
The payout chart had footnotes outlining "factors to consider for valuation within a range." Those factors included duration of abuse, age of victims, use of alcohol or drugs and the psychological impact of the abuse on the individual.
The bishops avoided investigation into the claims and instead would use code words like "sick leave" and "nervous exhaustion" to justify moving alleged predator priests to another location, the grand jury found.