The Arc of York County released the following statement in response to the arrest of George Harlow Flory, former Executive Director of The Arc of York County, on felony child pornography charges:
The Arc of York County is deeply disturbed about the arrest earlier this week of its then Executive Director, George Harlow Flory, and the serious charges that have been made against him. Immediately upon learning of the matter, Mr. Flory was suspended without pay and denied access to the organization's facilities.
A new, Acting Executive Director, Josh Leik, has been appointed in his place and the services provided by The Arc of York County are not affected. The safety of the individuals we serve and fulfillment of our mission to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities remains our top priority.
Based upon on our understanding of the charges, the activity that Mr. Flory is accused of is alleged to have taken place at his home and in the Pittsburgh area, and not at any location associated with The Arc of York County.
Mr. Flory, like all employees of The Arc of York County, underwent several background checks, including a criminal history check, and child abuse clearance. As this remains an open investigation, we cannot release further information about Mr. Flory's tenure at The Arc of York County. We will continue to cooperate fully with and aid the North Strabane police department and The Department of Homeland Security with their investigation.