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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Slade Mclaughlin
A troubled policeman's son who accuses two Roman Catholic priests and a teacher of raping him during boyhood is set to testify at a Philadelphia trial this week — and have his startling claims challenged for the first time.
The full story about what happened in the Penn State child-sex abuse scandal will only come out through the civil lawsuits that now appear inevitable, and the matter raises novel and challenging legal issues, according to lawyers with experience in similar litigation.
"These were heinous crimes committed against a young boy, and the sentences were appropriate for what happened to him," Mr. McLaughlin said Wednesday.
"He's been through it once, but in a very different scenario," lawyer Slade McLaughlin said last fall, as an earlier trial date approached.