Former East Stroudsburg Priest Charged in Sex Abuse Investigation

Pocono Record
June 15, 2012

A priest who served at a Monroe County parish was arrested Friday on a charge of sexual abuse in Tioga County.

According to the Diocese of Scranton, the Rev. Thomas P. Shoback had charges filed over a complaint of sexually abusing a minor. He faces 32 counts, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children.

According to court records, the incidents occurred by 1991 and 1995.

He previously served as assistant pastor at St. Matthew’s in East Stroudsburg, but the diocese did not say how long he served at the church.

He served at nine different parishes in his career, but St. Matthew’s was his only local parish.








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