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Sen. Bob Casey demands more accountability after of Pa. grand jury report on clergy sex abuse

August 24, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey speaks about his "Speak Up to Protect Every Abused Kid Act," during a press conference at his office, 2000 Market Street, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. The act is in response to the recent grand jury report about priests in Pennsylvania sexually abusing children for decades. The law would strengthen federal mandatory reporting regulations for child abuse or neglect and allow states to stronger reporting standards. HEATHER KHALIFA / Staff Photographer

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. first called for stronger federal standards for the mandatory reporting of child abuse in 2011 as a scandal raged at Penn State University about a former assistant football coach who had sexually assaulted children.

That coach, Jerry Sandusky, is now serving a prison sentence of 30 to 60 years, as another child sexual abuse scandal alarms and angers Pennsylvania.

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