Former Tioga County Priest Convicted Of Sexual Abuse


Reported by: Marissa Perlman

Blossburg, Pa. (WETM-TV) – A former Tioga County priest charged with sexual abuse of a child has been convicted.

Thomas Shoback, 66, of Wilkes-Barre was found guilty of nine counts.

He was originally charged with 32 crimes — but most were found to be past the statute of limitations.

Pennsylvania State Police say the crimes happened between 1991 and 1997 while Shoback was a priest at St. Mary’s Parish in Blossburg.

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