Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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John Stephen 1975 P Convicted Diocesan Monsignor. Diocesan director of ecumenical and inter-religious affairs. Former educator in diocesan schools. Pastor St. Ann's in Emmaus beginning 2008. In 7/16 a parishioner found searches such as "small boy nudes" while working on Mraz's two laptop computers; parishioner told diocese. Diocese alerted D.A. Images were then found on the laptops. Mraz admitted to searching for child porn. Charged in 9/16 with child porn possession, criminal use of a communication facility, and selling obscene materials. Mraz had been absent for a month for what parishioners said they were told were "medical issues." Pled guilty 6/17. Sentenced 9/14 to 6 to 23 months in jail and was to be registered as a sex offender for 15 years. Included on diocese's 8/19/18 list. Allentown, PA Source:
ABC 6 09.13.16; CBS Philly 09.13.16; Diocese of Allentown Statement 09.13.16; Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16; Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16; Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16; Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16; Morning Call 09.13.16; Morning Call 09.13.16; Morning Call 09.13.16; NBC 10 09.13.16; PhillyVoice 09.13.16; The Morning Call 09.13.16; WFMZ 09.13.16; WFMZ 09.13.16; WNIP 09.13.16; Reading Eagle 09.14.16; Get Religion 09.15.16; Morning Call 09.15.16; Morning Call 09.17.16; Lancaster Online 11.03.16; NBC 10 11.03.16; Lehigh Valley Live 06.08.17; Morning Call 06.08.17; The Morning Call 09.14.17; WFMZ-TV 09.14.17; Crux and AP 09.16.17; Morning Call 06.21.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 10.05.18
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