Priest Sent to Jail for Child Sex Crimes, SNAP Respond
June 3, 2014
A Pennsylvania priest has been sentenced to 21 month in jail for sexually abusing a teenager. We are grateful to police and prosecutors for working to get this dangerous man away from kids, but are disappointed by the short sentence.
Fr. William Jeffrey Paulish is a Scranton diocesan priest.
We urge Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera to aggressively seek out anyone else who may have seen, suspects or suffered child sex crimes by Fr. Paulish. He should visit every parish Fr. Paulish worked and post his name, photo and work history on parish bulletin boards and the diocese website.
We hope others who saw, suspected or suffered Fr. Paulish's crimes will step forward, get help, call police, protect others and start healing.