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Commission urges overhaul for Pa. child abuse laws

Sandusky arrest led to task force

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania should enact sweeping changes to its child abuse laws, a legislative commission concluded Tuesday after a year of study prompted by Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on molestation charges.

The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection recommended rewriting state law, redefining what constitutes child abuse, and expanding the list of people who are required to report suspected abuse.

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