SCP Media Advisory: "As Abuser Prepares to Enter Plea, One of His Victims Urges the Senate to Act"

HARRISBURG (Oct. 16, 2018) Jim VanSickle, Survivor Advocacy Coordinator for Stop Child Predators (SCP), will address the media and fellow survivors the day before David Poulson, his abuser, is scheduled to enter a plea in Brookville.

“His plea will provide some measure of closure for me and the others he abused. But I am here with fellow survivors because this fight isn’t over. If the Senate does not act, there will be another David Poulson. We need the Senate to act,” Jim said.

In May of this year Paulson was charged with multiple child sex crimes. The Diocese of Erie knew since at least May 2010 of the abuse, according to the Office of the Attorney General. He is slated to enter a plea at 9:00 a.m. on October 17.


Who: Jim VanSickle of Stop Child Predators will join with other survivors and advocates to address the media and urge all senators to support SB 261 the day before former Catholic Priest David Paulson is believed to plead guilty to abuse charges.

What: A media availability to provide an opportunity for all survivors to share their experiences with the community and lawmakers.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Capitol Rotunda

 Why: “The House has acted and now is the time for the Senate to vote on this bill and send it to Governor Tom Wolf for his signature,” said SCP President Stacie Rumenap.

For more information, please visit SCP’s Facebook Page or contact Danielle Gross at 717.724.1681.