October 14, 2020
By Michael Gryboski
An Indiana priest who garnered headlines in 2018 after he claimed he’d been assaulted in a hate crime and was previously accused of sexually abusing a minor has been defrocked.
An Indiana priest who garnered headlines in 2018 by claiming that he had been assaulted in a hate crime and allegedly sexually abused a minor in the 1980s has been defrocked.
Father Basil John Hutsko of Saint Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Merrillville claimed back in 2018 that he’d been assaulted by a man shouting “this is for all the little kids.”
In a letter from August that was recently posted online, the Ohio-based Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma confirmed that Hutsko had been removed from ministry.
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