Mr. Randall Meagher
Diocese of Harrisburg/Lay Teacher
- 2000-2004: Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, PA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Randall Meagher:
In 2004, the Derry Township Police arrested Randall Meagher following a thorough police investigation after a parent of one 14-year-old boy made sexual assault allegations against him. Meagher was a band director at Bishop McDevitt High School, where he met the victim. He was charged with six criminal counts, ranging from corruption of a minor to criminal solicitation to committing involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Meagher was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
As required by the Diocesan Youth Protection Policy, Mr. Meagher was placed on administrative leave, pending the investigation, and eventually terminated. The principal of the high school sent letters to the parents of students, faculty, and members of the school board to inform them of the situation. The Diocese of Harrisburg released a public statement in regard to the investigation on June 30, 2004.
Currently, Randall Meagher is a home business expert in the Harrisburg area. He no longer teaches music or works with children.
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.