Former Saltsburg Priest Faces Charges

Indiana Gazette
February 17, 1987

Delmont (AP) – A Roman Catholic priest who resigned his duties in his Westmoreland County parish after being charged with corrupting a minor is undergoing a medical evaluation, diocesan officials said.

The Rev. Roger Trott, 42, former pastor of St. John De LaSalle Church in Delmont, is on a leave of absence after turning in his resignation last week, according to Msgr. Thomas Klinzing, chancellor of the Greensburg Catholic Diocese. The priest had been pastor there since October 1985. Prior to that he had been pastor of St. Matthew's Church in Saltsburg.

Trott "informed us of the investigation," Klinzing said. “We were completely shocked and surprised."

The priest was arraigned Friday before Export District Justice Robert E. Scott on a misdemeanor charge of corruption of a minor, said Westmoreland County District Attorney John Driscoll. Trott was released on bond.

The charge stems from an alleged incident involving a 13-year-old parish altar boy during a recreational outing in late 1986, said Driscoll. The prosecutor said there was "some improper contact with the youth."

The incident was reported to the district attorney's office' by the boy's parents about 10 days prior to the arrest, the prosecutor said

If found guilty, Trott could face up to five years in prison. No trial date has been set, but Driscoll said the case may be settled without going to trial.


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