Ex-Pa. priest accused of abusing 2 altar boys. Prosecutor urges other victims to come forward, ‘You will be heard.’


September 3, 2019

By Joe Brandt

A former Pennsylvania priest who last ministered across the Delaware River from Trenton was charged Tuesday with abusing two altar boys in the mid ’90s and early 2000s.

Francis Trauger, 74, was arraigned on counts of indecent assault and corruption of minors, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced Tuesday.

Trauger, now of Brooklyn, New York, served at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Tullytown from 1993 to 2003. He assaulted the victims, who were both about 12 years old, as they donned their robes prior to serving Mass.

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