Mr. Michael Kman
Diocese of Harrisburg/Lay Basketball Coach
- 2010-2014: Our Lady of Lourdes (Enola, PA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Michael Kman:
In 2014, Michael Kman Jr., 55, was charged by East Pennsboro Township police with felony counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor, according to court documents. Kman was additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of indecent assault and corruption of minors. Kman was sent to Cumberland County Prison on $1 million bail.
Four years prior, Kman was a coach for the Catholic Youth Organization program at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola, PA when the state police accused him in 2010 of offering PIAA referees up to $2,500 to fix the outcomes of games. The police said Kman sent the referees numerous text messages requesting they officiate certain basketball games and favor a specific team.
The Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg suspended Mr. Kman from coaching. It released a statement, “In light of the charges filed, the Diocese of Harrisburg is suspending the Youth Protection Clearances that allow Mr. Kman to be involved with youth and youth-serving activities in any parish or school in the diocese, pending resolution of the investigation.”
In 2018, Michael Kman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, insurance fraud, and conspiracy. Kman was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Delaware.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania. The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.