West Virgina Bishop Michael Bransfield Investigated for 1970′s Sex Abuse to Young Teen
Authorities have re-opened a 2007 fondling complaint against a priest who taught at a suburban Philadelphia high school and is now the Roman Catholic bishop of West Virginia.
The complaint stems from Bishop Michael Bransfield’s days at Lansdale Catholic High School in the 1970s. The Philadelphia Archdiocese said it did not find the complaint credible at the time, and passed it on to Montgomery County authorities.
But the archdiocese said last week that the complaint has been reopened.