Charges Dropped Against Scranton Diocese Priest

Published 08/01 2014 11:59AM

Updated 08/01 2014 12:01PM

Scranton, Lackawanna County- Indecent assault charges against Father Philip Altavilla have been dropped.
 Father Altavilla is part of the Scranton Diocese.   Investigators accused Altavilla of  inappropriately touching a 13  year-old girl in 1998.
   His attorney tells Eyewitness News the charges were dropped because of the statue of limitations ran out, meaning too much time has passed since the alleged crime.

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