Former Clymer priest arrested, accused in sexual assaults

Indiana Gazette

August 27, 2020

By Patrick Cloonan

Two priests who formerly served parishes in Indiana County are in the legal spotlight, one for being named in a Greensburg Catholic Diocese “Higher Standards” report, the other for charges of sexually abusing an altar boy for three years at a church in Fayette County.

On Wednesday state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrest of Father Andrew M. Kawecki, 65, now of Greensburg, on charges that he sexually assaulted an altar boy multiple times at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Fairchance, Fayette County, starting in 2004 when the boy was 11, and lasting until the boy was 14.

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