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Fr. Francis Ackerson

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Monsignor. Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." Abuse alleged 1955-56 of 15 year-old boy at St. Mary's Orphanage in Cresson PA, and included oral and attempted anal rape. Died 8/11/02.

Fr. Alvin J. Adams

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Removed in 3/09 from parish assignment and position as chaplain at Bishop Canevin High after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in the late 1960s in his first assignment. Three accusers known as of 2/10; the only one deemed credible by the diocese was a woman who alleged he fondled her at Mon Valley HS in the late 1970s. Permanently restricted in 2/10 to supervised ministry as a convent chaplain; assignment withdrawn after complaints from parents of a nearby school.

Fr. James R. Adams

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. In 1992 a man told Fr. David Zubik that Adams sexually assaulted him in the 1970s when he was and 8- to 12-year-old parishioner of Francis of Assisi in Finleyville. The man said Adams touched his genitals over his clothes while driving on outings, and that the priest would do this to other boys, too. Adams was sent to treatment ay St. Michael's Community in St. Louis, MO but left before the program. His faculties were with drawn in 2003 and he was permanently removed from ministry. Adams died in 2011.

Fr. James J. Agosta

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Accused in a 3/20 lawsuit of sexually abusing a young altar boy decades prior. The boy was allegedly 'shared' with multiple priests. Per the diocese in 2020, Agosta's file was given to the state grand jury in 2016 because of a complaint, but because the accuser was anonymous and Agosta was dead, there could not be an investigation. Agosta died in 1995.

Seminarian Francis Allen, II

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Seminarian. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury report 8/14/19. Report to the diocese in 1989 from a woman that Allen sexually abused her son in the 1970s. She reported the alleged abuse again in 2002. In 1994 another woman told the diocese her son was molested by Allen in 1974-75, when the boy was a 5th-grader. Allen died 10/16/11.

Fr. John G. Allen

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Per diocesan records, concerns about Allen as early as 1970. Reportedly abused multiple young boys 1970s-90s. Sent for eval 1991. Arrested 1992 for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer. Other allegations in 1985 of sex with several young men from local college. Resigned in 2002 after confronted with credible allegations of abusing boy, ages 14-18, starting about 1979. Laicization announced in 6/06. Included on diocese's 8/1/18 list. Lawsuit 8/18 by a 29-year-old former Penbrook altar boy claiming abuse for 3 years, beginning in 1999. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Arrested 3/19, on charges related to claims he abused two young Penbrook altar boys 1997-2002. Pled guilty 11/5/20. Sentenced in 2/21 to five years' probation and to register as a sex offender for life.

Fr. Philip A. Altavilla

Ordained: 1992
Status: Charges Dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Vicar General and moderator of the curia 9/11-10/12. Pastor of St. Peter's Cathedral in 4/14 when arrested and arraigned for molesting a 13-year-old altar girl in 112/15/98 after a midnight mass at St. Patrick's. Accuser told police 4/2/14 that Altavilla gave her alcohol in the rectory, then drove her home. She said he he pulled into a parking lot and touched her inappropriately. Police had her call him; he reportedly admitted to giving her alcohol, touching her feet, and moving his hands up her thigh towards her vagina. He admitted to pantyhose, feet, strangulation and chloroform fetish. Diocese removed him and suspended his faculties. After accuser testified at preliminary hearing 5/27/14, magistrate ruled that matter to go forward to trial. Charges dropped 8/1/14 due to SOL. Civil suit filed, settled in 2014.

Fr. Michael J. Amy

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Admitted to diocese in 1993 that while a seminarian 1974-75 he molested several boys. Said he admitted this to police at the time, but was not arrested. His superiors knew and had intervened on his behalf. Also admitted to involvement with male prostitutes, many of them minors, while a priest, in Erie, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. One contacted diocese in 1991 to report involvement with Amy at age 14. Amy sent to St. Luke's Institute for treatment. Assigned to parishes and high schools. Catholic Scouting Committee chaplain. Sick leave 12/91. A former Erie Cathedral Prep student told the diocese in 12/02 that Amy sexually abused him in the early 1980s. Laicized at some point, living in Florida. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

Fr. Girard F. Angelo

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A man told the diocese in 9/02 that he was sexually abused by Angelo at age 14 in the early 1960s, when Angelo was assigned to Mater Delorosa in Williamsport. Angelo denied the allegations. Bishop Timlin suggested the man contact Angelo and gave him Angelo's contact information. Angelo died in 2009.

Fr. James L. Armstrong

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. The diocese knew as early as 1990 that Armstrong was accused of giving homeless Pittsburgh boys drugs, alcohol and money in exchange for sex. Sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for evaluation in 5/91. Placed on leave, sent to inpatient treatment at St. Michael Center in St. Louis 7/91-12/91. Returned to ministry. On leave again 7/07. In 2009 an alleged victim asked the diocese for counseling in 9/09. He had been a "street kid" and said "Fr. Tom" had him and a "hustler" perform violent sex acts on him for several years when he was a teen in the mid-1980s. Armstrong died in 2012.

Fr. David Arsenault

Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

On 2/6/16 Bishop Bartchak announced that Arsenault and Rev. James Coveney had been put on leave while the diocese reexamined allegations of abuse. The PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, describes sexual assaults in the early 1980s by Arsenault of a boy age 17-18, while assigned to St. Joseph's in Renovo PA. The priest became chaplain of a local high school's athletics program, hanging out with the boys in the locker room. One boy's parents encouraged their son to spend time with Arsenault, who insisted he counsel the boy at the parish twice a week. During sessions Arsenault would "wrestle" with the boy, then massage him, touching his legs and thighs. At least once he tried to grab the boy's penis. On a trip to D.C. the boy awoke to Arsenault grinding his penis into him and kissing him. The victim went on to attempt suicide twice. Arsenault remained in ministry, even after admitting to diocesan officials in 2005 to "horseplay" with the boy.

Fr. Edward V. Avery

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of 16-year-old boy in 1978. Denied abuse; said he didn't know of allegations until 1992. Removed in 1993; reassigned as hospital chaplain. Placed on leave again in 2003. Laicization announced 3/06. Named in new Grand Jury Report on 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of abuse of 10-year- old boy in 1998 at St. Jerome. Admitted guilt 3/22/12 just before trial. Sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 yrs prison. New suits filed in 7/11 and 9/12. Recanted confession in 1/13.

Fr. William G. Ayres

Ordained: 1999
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from assignments at two parishes in 11/10 after allegations that he had molested a minor in the late 1990s while at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Matter referred to District Attorney. Ayres was staying at a home for retired priests during investigation. Civil suit filed in 10/11 accused Ayers of abusing another youth while a seminarian, 1996 through 1999 at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia.

Fr. Francis Bach

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Removed from his ministry with young adults in 1967. On leave for 6 months in 1976, then reassigned. Boy Scout chaplain and campus minister. Retired at age 54 in 1994. Sent to St. John Vianney Center in Downington PA for treatment. Admitted to raping and sexually abusing 14 children, ages 14-16 More people came forward 1994-2016 alleging abuse as children by Bach. Died 3/31/10 at an assisted living facility in Seaside Point DE. In 2016 a man reported that Bach abused him when the man was was an altar boy in 1960 and Bach was a seminarian. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

Fr. Mark G. Balczeniuk

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. (Spelled Balczeniuk.) Told the diocese 3/30/10 that on the previous Friday evening he kissed and hugged the mentally slow young adult son of family friends. He said he came forward because the boy's father was upset and was going to report the incident to the diocese. The father did so the same day, and said the priest kissed the boy - who was age 18 - on the mouth, embraced him, and rubbed his back under his shirt. Removed from ministry and was to be sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. In 6/10 Balczeniuk admitted that in the mid-1970s, when he was a seminarian, he touched the genitals of young boys at Camp St. Andrew, where he was a counselor. Requested laicization 3/11; granted 10/7/11. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (spelled Balzceniuk). Died 3/23/18 in FL, where he had worked as a bereavement counselor for a Daytona Beach hospice.

Fr. Luis Jesus Barajas Arias

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

From Colombia. Assigned to the Harrisburg diocese to assist with the Spanish-speaking population in York and Lebanon. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Personnel file shows that in 1989 there were concerns about past allegations against him of child sexual abuse. The diocese gave Barajas money to return to Colombia in 11/89.

Deacon Michael G. Barletta

Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002 three men told Bishop Trautman they were molested by Barletta when he was a Cathedral Prep teacher in the late 1970s-early 1980s. One man said he told Bishop Trautman in 1994 and that Barletta left Prep within a year. Barletta was moved at the time to St. Patrick/St. Hedwig's parish and given work at the diocesan Catholic Charities office and as chaplain of Holy Family Carmelite Monastery. Not removed from active ministry until 2003. The diocese paid for counseling for one of the men. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed eight known victims and that Barletta admitted to abusing 25 children and young men 1975-94. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1994. Diocese knew of his behavior as early as 1968. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a girl in the mid-70s when she was in grade school at St. Luke's, and 9th grade, and that she saw him molest boys.

Fr. Philip R. Barr

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Retired 1995. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Edmond Parish in South Philadelphia. On 5/4/12, Archdiocese found allegations unsubstantiated and he was found suitable for ministry. Died 11/27/14.

Fr. John M. Bauer

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. In 10/13 a man told the diocese that when he was a boy in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Bauer and another priest, Rev. Michael Romero, would give him and other boys alcohol and talk with them about masturbation. He said Bauer would also "wrestle" with him and other boys. Diocese said Bauer was not removed because the alleged victim said Bauer didn't abuse him. The man asked for help with counseling to deal with repressed issues of sexual abuse. Bauer said the alleged victim may have been confusing him with Romero. Placed on leave after allegation received 8/30/18 of sex abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Bauer denied the allegations. The diocesan review board deemed allegations against Bauer credible in 11/19. Case sent to the Vatican.

Fr. Leonard J. Bealko

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/20 of sexually abusing an altar boy many times over a four-year period until 1978, beginning when the boy was age 12. The abuse allegedly occurred at Transfiguration Parish in Mt. Pleasant and at a church rectory in Clymer. In 1988 Bealko was charged with firing a gun at his 22-year-old housemate in Irondequoit, NY. Bealko was pastor of a Polish National Catholic Church parish at the time. He said he had been in a relationship with the young man for 2 1/2 years, and that the young man moved with him from PA. A 17-year-old boy was also staying with Bealko. The boy was removed by Child Protective Services. By the early 2000s Bealko was active as a traditionalist priest in Latrobe, PA. Per a news report in 2007, Bealko was dismissed by the Greensburg diocese in the mid-1980s, ousted later by a Tridentine church in Greensburg, and dismissed again by another in Unity, PA in 2007.

Fr. James W. Beeman

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Pastor in Shippensburg and Harrisburg parishes, chaplain in Lewisburg prison and the state mental hospital. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse of girls against him, including rape, some girls as young as age 6. Some were abused while hospitalized. In 2014 Bishop Gainer asked the Vatican not to defrock Beeman. Died 10/1/16 at age 90. Name included on diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. James J. Behan

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Placed on leave 4/02 by Raleigh bishop after "credible allegation" of abuse 25 years prior. Behan admitted to the allegations in 2005; convicted and sentenced to 12 years probation. The abuse occurred 1978-80, when Behan was a Northeast Catholic High teacher in Philadelphia. His victim was a 15-year-old boy and freshman at the school when the abuse began. Incidents took place in the rectory of a Germantown parish and on trips to North Carolina and Quebec. Behan worked in Raleigh 1980-2002. He was the only priest indicted by the Philly Grand Jury. On MD sex offender registry 7/10. On Raleigh diocese's list in 10/18.

Fr. Joseph J. Bender

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Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Accused in an anonymous letter to Bishop Adamec in 8/91 of abuse of a boy "approximately 100 times," in the 1970s. Sent for evaluation. Removed 7/92; reason given publicly was "ongoing health issues." Died 8/7/00. Named in 3 civil suits filed in 2003. At least one plaintiff was a member of St. Joe's Little Singers, a children's choir founded by Bender. In 5/04 the diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims by 21 people alleging abuse by 11 priests, including Bender. PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report calls Bender a serial child predator who abused boys, ages 8-13, throughout most of his ministry. He targeted those whose parents hoped for a vocation for their sons and encouraged them to spend time with the priest. Other children called them "Benderites." Bender would take the boys on overnight trips, insisted they sleep without underwear, then assault them. He would show anger when a child resisted. His acts against boys included kissing, fondling, masturbation and oral sex.

Fr. Thomas J. Bender

Ordained: 1961
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Found by police in 1972 in a car with a teen boy, both without pants. No consequences. Complaint to diocese 1984 of repeated rape of a boy for years. Two more people later accused Bender of sex abuse in the 1960s. Convicted 1988 of abuse of boy. Given seven years' probation. Laicized 5/05. New accusations 2006; arrested on charges of online solicitation of detective posing as 14-year-old boy. Pled guilty 7/06 but asked in 8/06 to withdraw his guilty plea based on a recent appellate decision. Pled guilty to federal charges 2/07. Sentenced to 10 years prison and lifetime probation 5/08. Released from prison 2014. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and list released by diocese 8/19/18.

Fr. Thomas J. Benestad

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Monsignor. Leaves of absence 1978-80, 2006-07. Sabbatical 2001-02. Retired in 2009. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Allegation to diocese in 2011 that Benestad abused a boy, including forced oral copulation, beginning at age 9, in the early 1980s. Accuser said the priest squirted holy water into his mouth afterwards "to purify him." Benestad denied the allegations, which were deemed credible by law enforcement. Diocese claims to have tried to have Benestad laicized, but the Vatican said not enough evidence. Living in 2018 in Boca Raton, FL, in the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua

Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn 1980-83. Pittsburgh bishop 1983-87. Archbishop of Philadelphia 1987-2003. Named Cardinal 1991. Retired 2003. Died 1/31/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/18 by a woman who said he groped her chest behind a partition in the school lunchroom on a visit in the 1980s to St. Gabriel's in Whitehall. She also claimed abuse by Revs. Lawrence O'Connell and Edward Huff, when she was ages 5-13, 1978-1985, at St. Gabriel's.

Fr. Harold N. Biller

Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Biller was reportedly described in complaints filed in 2003-04 by attorney Richard Serbin as one of 14 diocesan priests "having a sexual interest in children." The others were: Gaborek, Kovach, Luddy, Skupien, Thomas Carroll, Inman, Robert Kelly, Grattan, McCaa, Bunn, John Boyle, McCamley, and Bender. When Biller retired in 2009, he was a monsignor and had been ecumenical minister and pastor of St Patrick's in Johnstown, a parish with an elementary school. As of 3/3/16 he resided in a home for the elderly and disabled run by the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cresson, PA. Died 10/31/18. Added at some point to the diocese's list, which notes allegations credible.

Br. Jerome Binder

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows in 1957. Province of Cincinnati.Assigned to high schools in CIncinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. In 2014, Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations, when one person came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, which yielded allegations against 7 other brothers, including Binder. Binder was at North Catholic 1961-66, 1975-76, and 1979-89. Died in 2/2000. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to diocese and students. Included on the U.S. Marianists list 6/24/20.

Fr. Peter Bodenschatz

Ordained: 1933
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." A man reported to Bishop Adamec in 2002 that Bodenschatz sexually abused him on many occasions when the man was an 8th grader and altar boy, in 1940. Bodenschatz was "associated with" St. Mary's in Nanty-Glo, PA during the time of the alleged abuse. Died 6/10/61.

Fr. Charles F. Bodziak

Ordained: 1967
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Placed on leave in 1/16 pending diocesan investigation into allegations of child sex abuse 30 years prior. Per the PA's 3/1/16 GJ Report, in 2003 a woman reported to the diocese that in 1971, when she was age 16 and in foster care, Bodziak had sexual intercourse with her repeatedly. She said he would pick her up in his car and take her to a place where teens would "make out." She was blamed for having a "love affair" with a priest and removed from foster care. Bodziak was assigned to St. Agnes in Lock Haven at the time. Lawsuit in 6/16 by two sisters, ages 47 and 49, alleging sexual abuse by Bodziak when one was in grades 2-6, the other when she was ages 8-14 during 1974-81. Bodziak was assigned to St. Leo's in Altoona at the time. He denied allegations. Suit dropped 12/17 due to 2-year statute of limitations. Revived in 6/19. It claims diocese received complaints in 1993 and 2003 and kept them in their "secret archive." In 7/21 the state Supreme Court dismissed the suit, citing the statute of limitations.

Fr. Michael C. Bolesta

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Ordained: 1989
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 11 male teenagers ages 16-17 in 1990-1991. Evaluated at St. Luke's treatment center. Reassigned. Died in 1/04. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Archdiocese later said allegations were credible.

Fr. Donald Bolton

Order: CSsR
Ordained: 1952
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Parents from St Gregory Thaumaturgus parish in the town of North East PA complained to DA that Bolton had molested their daughter for two years. The Redemptorists had promised that he would not work with children but the parents learned he was teaching at school in NY. Bolton was charged in 11/86 with one count each of indecent assault and corruption of minors. He pled guilty and received three years probation in 2/87. Bolton had been transferred from St Gregory's to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Brooklyn NY, which maintained a grammar school and a high school, and then in 1987 to do promotional work at Holy Family Retreat House in Hampton VA. Bolton agreed to enter treatment program. Police knew of other victims but stated that statute of limitations had run. Also worked in Brazil and in other US dioceses including New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn and Albany NY, Orlando FL, and Richmond VA. Bolton died 10/27/06.

Fr. Joseph E. Bonafed

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Pastor of Holy Family in West Newton and St Edward's in Herminie in 8/18 when suspended due to an allegation that he sexually abused a minor 28 years prior. A canonical investigation deemed the allegation unsubstantiated, as announced in 10/19. The review board did find "inappropriate conduct in the workplace." Bonafed resigned from his parishes and was to go on leave of absence. (Per news in 2010 Bonafed was struck in the head with a blunt object by a burglar in the rectory.)

Fr. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito

Ordained: 2000
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In a lawsuit filed in 8/10, parents of a 19-year-old girl alleged that Bonilla (high school chaplain) started a 'relationship' with her when she was a 17- or 18- year-old senior in 2008-09. The 'relationship' continued after the parents complained. He was removed from his parish in 11/09; sent to treatment. 'Relationship' continued while he was in treatment. The girl gave birth to his daughter in 7/10. He left therapy at some point and was living with the girl and baby. Diocese asked that he be laicized. Judge ruled case could proceed in 1/11.

Fr. Joseph P. Bonner

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Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Retired 1998. Report to diocese in 5/02 that Bonner molested a boy in 1975. The boy and his family were visiting from Arizona and stayed the night in the rectory. Bonner allegedly got into bed with the sleeping boy who awakened while the priest was fondling him. Bishop Timlin said the diocese was not responsible and that the accuser should contact Bonner. Settlement 1/03 for $25K with confidentiality agreement. In 11/04 a 47-year-old more alleged sex abuse by Bonner at age 14-16. Diocese agreed to pay for 20 counseling sessions for the accuser. Bonner died in 2007.

Fr. John Raymond Bostwick, III

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Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Ordained for Baltimore archdiocese, transferred to Richmond diocese. On loan to Mt. St. Mary's College in MD in 1996 when accused of sex abuse of a boy 1980-82 in Harrisburg, PA. Assigned to the Lafayette, LA diocese 1992-96 at request of his friend, a Lafayette Bishop. Suspended from duties in LA when charges surfaced and was to be sent to treatment. Another allegation of attempted molestation of a 14- to 15-year-old boy in VA in the summer of 1987. On Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.

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Fr. Robert F. Bower

Ordained: 1959
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Arrested in 1999 on charges of downloading internet child pornography. Charges were later dropped on a legal technicality. Resigned from priesthood in 4/02 after a newspaper reported on his 1999 arrest. Three women said they had spoken with Bishop Michael Murphy in 1982 to complain that Bower had been receiving porn at church, but no action. One of them was fired from her job as Bower's secretary. These women filed suit in 4/03 against the diocese, Bishop Trautman and retired Bishop Murphy, alleging slander after Trautman disparaged the women in a 2002 public letter and instructed priests to sermonize against them. The complaint was dismissed by a court; the dismissal was upheld 7/04. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 7/25/20.

Fr. Martin M. Boylan

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Suspended 4/1/16 after an 18-year-old male reported sex abuse at age 8 by Boylan. The accuser said the incident occurred at St. Vincent's Camp in Honesdale and that it included anal penetration. Boylan denied the allegation. Sent to St. John Vianney Center for treatment. State police investigated; closed case in 8/17 because the young man refused to testify. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Accused in 1993 of sexual harassment of a male Marywood College student. On leave 6/93-1/94, sent to Downington for treatment, then made Administrator of St. Rita's in Gouldsboro. Per the Diocesan Review Board in 1996, Boylan often requested of Bishop Timlin that he be made a pastor, and that the Board repeatedly objected. Timlin appointed Boylan pastor of St. Rita's in 1997, after which he was pastor of 7 other parishes.

Fr. John J. Boyle

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Boyle abused 5 boys 1958-82. In 1969 a father reported to the diocese and PA State Police that Boyle abused his 12-year-old son. Per Bishop Hogan's notes there was sufficient evidence for charges, but Boyle "could move." Boyle put on "sick leave" then reassigned. Boyle abused another boy, age 15, in 1971. In 1973 he plied a 14-year-old boy with alcohol to the point of unconsciousness, then raped him for the first of numerous times over 2 years. In 1982 he began a year of sexual assaults on a 16-year-old boy, giving him alcohol and lavish gifts. In 1992 the diocese received a report that Boyle abused a 10- or 11-year-old boy 1958-60. Abuse included fondling, masturbation and oral intercourse. Not until 1995 did Bishop Adamec send Boyle to treatment and allow him to retire. Boyle was subject of 3 lawsuits in 2003. In 5/04 diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims by 21 people alleging abuse by 11 priests, including Boyle. Died 12/14/11.

Fr. H. Cornell Bradley

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from ministry 1/06. Name released 1/07 when Order admitted that he had engaged in "sexual misconduct" with an adult in the early 1980s in Baltimore. Another 2006 accusation involved a minor at Gonzaga College H.S. in Washington DC in 1973. First two accusations involving minors made in 1993. Sent for treatment and returned to ministry by Order in 1995. Assigned to St. Joseph Univ. until 01/06. Also worked in NC, Philadelphia and India. Five more complaints received as of 3/07. On Jesuits' MD Province list 12/18. Left the Order in 2007. Police report filed in Charlotte NC 3/5/19 by a man alleging Bradley and Fr. Damian Lynch each abused him as a teen in NC in the 1990s. Added to Baltimore archdiocese's list in 2/19. On Charlotte diocese's list 12/29/19.

Fr. Martin Alfred Brady

Ordained: 1956
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in a 2/05 suit. Accused of abuse of 16-year-old boy in late the 1970s, when Brady was his teacher at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg. Also worked in MN, VA and WV. Reportedly removed from ministry in 1972. Died 3/03 in Wheeling WV diocese. (The plaintiff in the 2/05 suit had become a priest; the diocese placed him on leave after he filed suit; he resigned from active priesthood in 4/06.) A second man came forward in 2012 to report a confidential settlement with Order and Barry Robinson High in 2003 and 2004. Diocese refused to settle. On Richmond diocese's list 2/15/19.

Fr. Robert J. Brague

Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 1988 Bishop Timlin learned that Brague was involved in 'sexual relationship' with girl starting when she was age 17. Brague denied initially but confessed when the girl got pregnant. Civil suit filed. Settled in 1995. Brague moved to the Venice FL diocese and continued as a priest until his death in 1997. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield

Ordained: 1971
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named Wheeling-Charleston bishop 2005. Accused of abuse of boys in testimony in 4/12 trial of Lynn/ Brennan in PA. Bransfield denied. Resigned 9/13/18 after Pope ordered investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults and financial misdoings. Ministry restricted 3/19. Suit filed 3/22 by former personal altar server and secretary claimed Bransfield sexually harassed him for years and sexually assaulted him in 2014. Also, that he sexually abused J.E. and other adolescent and adult males, and diocese was aware in 2007 but no action. Settled 8/19. In 6/19 diocese said Bransfield sexually harassed young priests and misused funds. Gave large sums of money to cardinals, bishops and priests over the years. In 7/18 Pope said Bransfield must make amends, can't live in the diocese or celebrate liturgy publicly. Suit filed 9/19 by recent seminarian. Allegation 10/19 of inappropriate touch in 2012 of a 9-year-old girl. He denied.

Fr. Francis T Brennan

Ordained: 1954
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 1962 a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Therese's in Kingston Township alleged that in 1961 Brennan sexually abused him, including sodomy. He said he told a priest at his school, Fr. Michael Rafferty; Brennan was reassigned to a convent, then assigned in 1970 to a parish. Civil suit filed 2005; court ruled in 2006 that the plaintiff waited too long to file suit. In 4/10 a 65-year-old man told the diocese that Brennan molested him at age 15 or 16. Brennan died 7/28/74. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. James J. Brennan

Ordained: 1989
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 1/06 of abuse 8 years prior; removed. Permanently removed 8/06, case referred to Vatican. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Charged in 2/11 with attempted rape of a 14-year-old boy in 1996, whose report led to Brennan's 2006 removal. Denied guilt. Tried with Msgr. Lynn, who was charged with child endangerment. Jury deadlocked on Brennan 6/22/12. Lynn convicted. Retrial of Brennan scheduled and delayed several times. Brennan freed on bail. In a 10/16 plea deal, pled no contest to second-degree misdemeanor assault. Given two years' probation. Laicization pending.

Fr. Robert L. Brennan

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Many complaints about inappropriate or suspicious behavior with more than 20 boys dating to 1988. Remained active as chaplain at a nursing home for nuns until 2005 Grand Jury Report. Archdiocese removed him. Additional complaint of abuse in 1960s was substantiated; placed on permanent leave 8/07. Laicized 2017. New suit in 5/11. On 1994 secret list. Arrested 9/25/13 after report of abuse for 4 years in late '90s of a boy, beginning when the boy was age 11. Released on bail. Charges dropped. Alleged victim died 10/16/13 at age 26 of a drug overdose. Family filed civil suit 11/13. Settled 6/18. Arrested in 9/19, charged with lying to the FBI.

Fr. Leonard W. Broughan

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Order: OCarm
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of 2 youths. Diocese notified in 1993 and 1995. No assignments after 1994. Died 1998. Apparently he was a priest of the archdiocese when some of the abuse occurred but became a Carmelite order priest in 1986.

Fr. John E. Brueckner

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. A woman contacted the Greensburg diocese in 2016 to report that her husband told her in 2002 that a priest sexually abused him as a boy at St. Joseph's in New Kensington sometime between 1947 and 1951. He said the abuse happened in a the priest's car after a baseball game. Brueckner and a Rev. Stewart were priests of St. Joseph at the time. The Greensburg diocese wasn't established until 1951; New Kensington was part of the Pittsburgh diocese at the time of the alleged abuse. Brueckner died in 1960.

Fr. Craig F. Brugger

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 2002 of the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in 1974. Also accused of receiving porn in 1989. Placed on leave 2002. Matter sent to Vatican. Laicization announced 6/06. Died 9/4/10. Accused in lawsuit of abuse of a boy 1972-76, ending when the boy was age 12. The boy was a St. Anne's in Phoenixville parishioner. The abuse allegedly occurred in Chester County, at the boy's parents' beach house in Brigantine and other NJ locations. The boy reportedly told the parish pastor who said "these things did not happen" and not to speak of it. Also, after a nun got involved Brugger was moved to another parish.

Fr. James J. Brzyski

Ordained: 1977
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least one boy in 1980s per 6/06 class action suit. Philly Grand Jury report referred to him as one of the diocese's most brutal abusers. May have abused over 100. Removed 1984; left active ministry 1985. Laicized 3/21/05. Suit in 2006 dismissed 11/07. Name on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) as "diagnosed pedophile." Reportedly moved around in later years through VA, WI, CA then TX. Found living in Dallas, TX 1/14, always surrounded by boys. Found dead in a Ft. Worth TX motel 9/13/17, surrounded by pills and bottles of vodka. Several known suicides of victims. Suit 12/19 claiming abuse of boy 1978-82 .

Fr. Joseph Bucolo

Ordained: 1954
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1/71 the parents of a 10-year-old boy told the diocese that Bucolo molested their son the previous summer during a two-day trip to the Jersey shore. Bucolo admitted the abuse. Sent to St. John Vianney for treatment and moved to another parish. Removed from active ministry in 7/02. In 9/10 a 64-year-old man alleged abuse by Bucolo as an 8-year-old altar boy. The diocese arranged for a meeting between Bucolo and the man. Bucolo admitted he "did wrong" and asked for forgiveness. Settled for $20K. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. James F. Bunn

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury found that Bunn "engaged in sexual intercourse" repeatedly with a boy, ages 10-13, in the 1960s. Bunn had befriended the boy's family, parishioners of St. Andrew's in Johnstown, and visited often after his move to Sacred Heart in Altoona. Victim and his parents reported Bunn to Bishop Hogan in 1982. Bunn was kept in ministry. When Bunn became principal of McCort High School in 1984 and, along with accused priest Martin McCamley, continued corresponding with the victim, the family again approached Hogan. Hogan moved Bunn to another parish. When Adamec became Bishop they contacted him. Adamec met with Bunn, who admitted to "one incident." He sent Bunn for an evaluation; based on Bunn's self-report of no "pedophilic" interests, he was kept in ministry. There was another complaint in 2001. Bunn was removed from public ministry in 2002.

Fr. Leo Burchianti

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Publicly accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew in 1967 of claims Burchianti abused at least eight young boys. May have been evaluated and treated at St. Luke and/or St. Michael's Instiitute at least three times in 1989, 1993 and 2012. Reportedly told boys he wanted to rape them. Admitted in 1980 to all allegations except those "concerning abuse." Leave of absence 1993. Settlement 3/18/94. No further assignments granted. Early retirement 10/94. At St. John Vianney Manor 2/95 until at least 2012. Permanently removed from ministry 1/03. Admitted in 2007 to past "sexual contact" with an eighth grade boy, and that he had a sexual relationship with the boy's mother. Diocese gave this accuser $24K for counseling in 2008. Burchianti admitted that he and Revs. Bob Castelucci and Rudy Smoley would take boys to the seminary pool and brag about them. Died in 2013. Claim settled in 4/20 in the low five figures.

Fr. Harold J. Burkhardt

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Ordained: 1947
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Monsignor. A man told the diocese in 2005 that Burkhardt sexually abused him when the man was age 9, and Burkhardt was pastor of St. Mary Immaculate Conception in Altoona. Abuse included fondling, digital penetration of the boy's anus, and the priest forcing the boy to orally copulate him. Bishop Adamec's response was to have the Review Board hire private detectives to investigate the victim; he also relied on the input of "child predator" Rev. William Rosensteel, who told him the family didn't attend church often and he couldn't imagine Burkhardt doing "anything like [that]." The diocese did not report the allegations to law enforcement. Died 3/19/00.

Fr. Gerald J. Burns

Ordained: 1950
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation to the diocese in 1994 that Burns sexually abused an altar boy for years in the 1950s at St. John's in Honesdale. Burns denied the abuse. He retired, per Bishop Timlin's suggestion. Diocese and Burns paid for counseling for the alleged victim. Burns died in 1999. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 11/20 of repeatedly abusing a boy, age 11, in 1972.

Fr. George B. Cadwallader

Ordained: 1992
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by the Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Richboro. In 5/12, archdiocese found allegations of violation of Standards of Ministerial Behavior to be substantiated. Found unsuitable for ministry.

Fr. Andrew S. Campbell

Ordained: 1981
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Head of the English department at St. Vincent University when placed on leave in 2002. A woman filed suit in 5/03 alleging Campbell and two other priests abused her 16-year-old son at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe 1980-82. Claims against Campbell were dismissed in 5/04, but son had filed individual suit in 2/04. Both suits settled.

Fr. Hugh P. Campbell

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Msgr. Campbell retired from Saint Maximilian Kolbe, West Chester, in 2007 and moved into a private residence. In 12/11, he "self-reported sexual abuse of a minor" approximately 40 years previously. Placed on leave. On 5/20/12, the archdiocese announced it had found him not suitable for ministry. Campbell accepted a supervised life of prayer and penance. Died 2/13/16.

Fr. John A. Cannon

Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of at least two youths in late 1950s and 1960s. By 1964, at least six boys had complained to the Archdiocese that Cannon would sneak into their cabins at camp in the night and molest them. Civil suits filed 2004. As of 2/05, his ministry had been permanently restricted and he was living a life of prayer & penance. Named in 2006 suit which was dismissed by court. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. On 1994 secret list. Died 5/31/17.

Fr. Robert N. Caparelli

Ordained: 1964
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Many allegations. Report to diocese in 8/68, from Hazleton police, of abuse of two brothers, who were 11- and 12-year-old altar boys at Most Precious Blood. Mentioned "other situations." Pastor had told Bishop McCormick prior November. Caparelli admitted to acting "too freely" with the boys. Sent to Padua Retreat House, assigned to St. Mary's in Old Forge. Admitted to State Police in 1974 to molesting children. No charges. Made pastor in Milford 1981. Arrested 1991 for 1985 abuse of boy. Pled guilty. In 12/91 a man alleged abuse at St. Mary's at age 11 or 12, along with other boys. Suit filed 12/91 alleging rape of boy 9/85-6/86 at St. Vincent De Paul. Sentenced 7/92 to 2 1/2 to 5 years prison. Another charge for abuse of a boy added time to his sentence in 1993. Had AIDS. Died in prison 12/24/94. Two suits settled 1996. A 2005 suit settled 1/07. New suit in 7/20 claims abuse of a boy, ages 10-13, starting around 1974.

Fr. Thomas M. Carroll

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named in PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report among priests of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese "alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children." In 1/88 Bishop Adamec confronted Carroll about rumored behavior. Carroll admitted to "homosexual" behavior with a 17-year-old boy. Adamec suggested counseling. Carroll died 10/1/88. Two lawsuits filed in 2/03 included allegations against Carroll and 8 other "predator priests." In 2004 a man told the diocese that Carroll fondled and anally raped him after plying him with alcohol in 1971, when the man was an altar boy, age 12-13, at St. John Gaulbert's in Johnstown. The once devout boy and good student spiraled downward and struggled with alcoholism. In 7/15 a fellow priest testified it was "common knowledge" that Carroll molested children and that he was always " in the company of young boys."

Fr. Paul A. Castellani


Fr. Robert J. Castelucci

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused 1994 of abuse of boy ages 13 -17 in the 1970s. Psych eval at St. Luke's. Refused to undergo inpatient treatment. Granted Leave of Absence until removed from active ministry 3/02. Suit filed in 2004. Plaintiff's brother also allegedly abused by Castelucci around age 8 in about 1978. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Accused in 1999 of abuse of 17-year-old boy in Ohio. Placed on leave. A fourth accusation in 2/02, by man claiming abuse beginning age 17,1974-77. A fifth accuser in 10/02 alleged he was abused in the 1970s as a 12 or 13-year-old altar boy. In 5/11 a man said the priest sexually abused him at age 15 or 16, in the late 1970s, and that his friend was also a victim. Castelucci named in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. On Youngstown diocese's list 1/29/18.

Fr. Pasquale R. Catullo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 1969 of abuse of a female high school student. He self-reported the incident and requested transfer Archdiocese knew of abuse but continued to reassign him for 15 years. In late 2004, Catullo agreed to permanent removal of faculties and supervised life of prayer & penance. Archdiocese found allegations credible. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. Mauro J. Cautela

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave 8/05 after a young man told the diocese that Cautela sexually abused him when he was ages 12-19 from 1998 to 2005, under the guise of helping him to lift weights and massaging him. He said this also happened to other boys. Cautela reportedly gave the boy alcohol, money and gifts and showed him gay porn. Allegedly used church funds for his "relationships" with the boys and porn. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least three known alleged victims. Abuse said to have occurred on church property and on overnight trips. At least one reported incident of oral copulation. FBI agreed file charges in 12/9/05 related to incidents outside of PA; Cautela died of a heart attack 12/12/05, so the investigation was closed. Civil suit filed 6/1/06 by one person, settled 11/06 for $250K.

Fr. Robert J. Cedolia

Ordained: 1978
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave in 8/19 after an allegation was made to the IRCP that he sexually abused an 8-year-old boy in 1998 while pastor of Our Lady of Joy in Plum. His alleged victim said he was training for first communion when the priest abused him twice. Cedolia denied the allegations. He was criminally charged in 6/21.

Fr. Gerard W. Chambers

Ordained: 1934
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Three brothers sued in 2004 alleging abuse by Chambers in 1954. Another 2004 suit alleged abuse of one youth. At least two other alleged victims known. Died 1974. During forty years as priest, was on "health leave" seven times.

Fr. Michael A. Chapman


Fr. Arthur B. Chappell

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Chair of Villanova University's Theology Dept. Resigned in 5/03 amid allegations that he sexually abused a teenage seminary student 1975-76. Chappell was the youth's spiritual advisor. The alleged victim reported abuse in 1977 to a Villanova psychologist who told the Order. The Order counseled Chappell at the time but no written record of the complaint was made and no other actions were taken. Beginning in 2005 he was working as executive director of Augustinian Press.

Fr. Charles J. Chatt

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

May have sexually abused "dozens" of boys, per one alleged victim. Placed on leave in 7/92 after allegations he sexually abused a 7th or 8th grade boy in 1970 or 1971. Chatt admitted to sexual contact with the boy and said it ended when the boy was age 20; admitted to "sexual relationships" with "five other youngsters" in the 1970s. Abuse said to have included oral and anal sex. At least people reported to the diocese abuse by Chatt as boys. First victim said Chatt gave him gifts, showed man/boy porn. Said to have taken nude photos of boys, also of a 6-year-old girl, with whom he allegedly took showers. Treated at St. Michael's in St. Louis MO. Hired to work there and at Vianney Renewal Center after treatment until about 1999. Later became social worker. Formally withdrew from ministry in 1/03. One, possibly two civil suits filed 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement involving 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Athanasius C. Cherry

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Placed on leave in 2002. A woman filed suit in 5/03 against Cherry and two other priests, the Benedictine Archabbey and the Altoona-Johnstown diocese alleging that her son had been abused by all three priests at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. Claims against Cherry and one other priest dismissed in 5/04 but son had filed individual suit in 2/04. The mother's remaining claims settled in 2/05 but the son's did not.

Fr. Ronald Chiasson

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

In later 2018 a man told the PA A.G. that Chaisson sexually abused him beginning when he was a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Margaret Mary in Harrisburg in the 1970s. He said the priest groomed him with gifts and special attention and that the abuse occurred over a three-year period, in the rectory and on a road trip to Novia Scotia. He said Chiasson rubbed his body with oil, plied him with alcohol, possibly drugged him, and took photos of him nude. Chaisson died in 4/22/99. Per his obituary, Chaisson was "heavily involved in youth ministry" at St. William's in Tewksbury, MA 1980-85, was a Navy chaplain 1987-90 and, for eight years until his death, was chaplain at Donovan State Prison in San Diego, CA. He was also assigned to Most Precious Blood parish in Chula Vista.

Fr. Dennis C. Chludzinski

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew of concerns as early as 1984. On leave 1/78-6/79. Unassigned 1979-80. Assigned 1980-84 to three high schools. Admitted in 1991 to sexual contact in 1984, along with a friend, with an 18-year-old male student at Mercyhurst High, where he was chaplain. Also admitted to sex with a 14-year-old boy over nine months 1984. Admitted 2004 to abuse 1983-85 of an Our Lady of Mercy altar boy, and abuse of another altar boy at same parish. Laicized.

Fr. Martin A. Cingle

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 Cingle fondled a sleeping 15-year-old altar boy who awoke and struck him, as told to Bishop Adamec by the victim in a 6/02 meeting. Adamec met with Cingle in 7/02, who said he couldn't remember why, but acknowledged the boy struck him. Adamec sent Cingle for a psych evaluation; it yielded "no evidence of psychopathology." He did not report the matter to law enforcement. Cingle was returned to ministry. Adamec asked the victim to put in writing what occurred in 1979; the victim did not comply and case was closed 6/03. In 9/15 Cingle admitted to the Grand Jury that he was lying next to the boy on a cot in his underwear and a t-shirt on the night in question, and indicated he could have accidentally touched the boys genitals. Per the A.G.'s request, Bishop Bartchak removed Cingle from active ministry in 10/15.

Fr. Anthony J. Cipolla

Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 1978 a woman told police Cipolla abused her sons, ages 9 and 12. Charges dropped after harassment of mother and pressure by church. Reassigned. Accused in 1988 of abuse at over 4 years of a 13- to 17-year-old boy. Diocese said allegations unfounded. Accuser filed report with D.A. Cipolla suspended and sent to St. Luke's for eval; he refused recommended treatment at St. John Vianney Center. Went to St. Michael's in NYC as outpatient. Accuser filed suit 10/92; settled 9/93. Bishop Wuerl removed Cipolla's faculties in 9/90. Cipolla appealed to Rome; Wuerl was ordered to reinstate. Wuerl appealed; decision reversed in 1995. Cipolla continued to present as priest against orders. Laicized 9/19/02. Continued to act as priest. Died 8/30/16. On Youngstown diocese's list 10/29/18. Two claims settled in 2020 in low six figures.

Fr. James W. Clark

Ordained: 1984
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Suspended 6/29/18 after the diocese received an allegation of abuse against Clark. The abuse was said to have occurred 50 years previously at St. James School in Apollo, where Clark was working as a janitor prior to entering seminary. The diocese provided no further details about the allegation in its statement about Clark's removal, but it did refer to awareness "of the signs of child sexual abuse and how to report it." Diocese deemed allegation "credible and substantiated" in 10/18 and announced that Clark would not return to active ministry.

Fr. Christopher R. Clay

Ordained: 1998
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Removed in 2002 from Bishop Hafey High School after victim in the Society of St. John case (see Urrutigoity and Ensey) alleged Clay had molested him after a dinner in Monroe County. Clay denied allegation. Civil authorities investigated but never charged him. In 7/04 he was working in church in Arlington TX. One Bishop said he was cleared to work but Bishop Martino said he was still suspended pending investigation. In 1/12, Bishop Vann of Ft Worth said he was barred from all church property and had no faculties in TX. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. John A. Close

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last served as pastor at St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne. In 1998, a man in prison for murder accused him of abuse as a boy on several occasions in 1969-1970. Nothing done. Close denied. In 4/11, 2nd man claimed abuse in 1992-1994. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Died 3/6/18.

Fr. Richard J. Cochrane

Order: OSA
Ordained: 1972
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested in 1999 for assault of a 14-year-old boy during a trip to the Poconos. Cochrane was a teacher at Malvern Prep School. Another person came forward to allege the same type of abuse in 1990. Pleaded no contest to statutory rape charge in 1/03 regarding the first boy after PA appellate court ruled that the second student could testify at trial. Sentenced in 7/03 to 18-48 months in jail. In 7/03, the archdiocese settled a civil suit filed by the first youth. New suit 2/14/11.

Fr. Robert G. Cofenas

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named as accused publicly in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Educator, guidance counselor, campus minister. Held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese knew as early as 1979 of concerns about Cofenas' behavior with boys. Admitted in 2000 to abuse of a 17-year-old boy in 1986, while assigned to a Sinking Spring parish and moderating the Youth Group. Treated 1989-90 at Paracletes in NM and in 2000 at St. John Vianney in Downington PA. Removed 2000. Laicized 2005. Died 12/14/13. Included on diocese's 8/19/18 list. Added to Baltimore list 9/18. Lawsuit in 3/20 claims abuse of a 7-year-old altar boy at a Reading parish, continuing until the alleged victim was in his 30s. Accused also of 'sharing' the boy with other priests.

Fr. Dennis E. Coleman

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA A.G.'s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 the parents of a 10-year-old boy told Bishop Hogan of concerns about son's behavior and comment about Fr. Coleman. Hogan met with boy, who said Coleman invited boys to sleep over in the rectory, would 'hypnotize' them, and sniff and then rub his penis against their feet. Also, Coleman asked boy if he could photograph him in his underwear. Hogan told Coleman to talk with parents, including boy if needed. If it went badly, might need transfer. Transferred; similarly abused boy age 12-13, and at least three more at next parish. Details noted by Hogan in "secret archives." Coleman refused treatment. Suspended by Bishop Adamec in 1987, who got him job at county courthouse. Coleman boasted publicly about it and judge involved in helping Adamec rescinded offer, saying "it would be a disaster for the Church." Suspended in 7/88 for refusing treatment. Named in a 2003 lawsuit against the diocese. Laicized in 2004. Died 3/12/14.

Fr. James J. Collins

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Placed on administrative leave without privileges 5/26/13 after an allegation that he sexually abused a minor approximately 40 years prior. Taught at Holy Family University from 1976 to retirement in 2013 and was living at St Martha's rectory. Archdiocese investigated and said this was the first allegation against Collins. Matter reported to the police. May have been working at Roman Catholic High School for Boys during time of alleged abuse. Found Not Suitable for Ministry 02/23/14 and permanently removed.

Fr. Anthony P. Conmy

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Died 3/12/79, age 51. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese's 8/19/18 list. in 4/08 a 49-year-old woman told the diocese that Conmy sexually assaulted her when she was age 10. She said he drove her to a wooded area where he grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth and his knee in her stomach, and that she begged him not to kill her. She said he disrobed her, touched her, made her touch him, then performed oral sex on her. The diocese first knew of concerns about Conmy in 1955. In a letter Msgr Dennis Kane sent to Bishop Hannan, Kane suggested Conmy be moved to a "remote parish" due to the danger of a "friendship which is not good for him and which is the occasion of gossip." Kane wrote that this "will mean much for his protection." On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. David Connell

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 5/76 Connell made a sexual advance on a male high school student. In 10/07 a man told the Carmelites that when he was a Nativity High student, Connell abused him at least twice. He said he and his brother, whom he said was also abused, were living at the Order's priory after their house burned down, and that Connell drugged him and he woke up with a bleeding rectum. He said he told Bro.Timothy Johnson who then beat him, warning that he would beat him worse if he told police.The man said he had also been sexually abused in sixth grade in the 1970s by a basketball coach, Jim Gross, at St. Patrick's in Pottsville. Johnson left the order. Became a diocesan priest in San Antonio TX in 1976. Worked at Antonian College Prep until 1988 as teacher, vice-principal, principal. Pastored St. Thomas More parish. Died 1995. Two San Antonio accusers came forward after publicity in 2018. On San Antonio's list 1/31/19.

Fr. James J. Coonan

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused 1/22/02 of abusing two boys, age 14 and 15, in 1966 or 1967. After 2-year term as pastor 1983-85 and 3-year demotion, was USAF chaplain 1988-96. Then worked in parish and as hospital chaplain. Restricted 1/02 to saying Mass privately. Retired 2/2

Fr. Donald J. Cooper

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 2005 of inappropriate sexual contact 1981-1982 of a 16-year-old boy while assigned to St. Charles in New Bethlehem. Allegations included fondling the boy and masturbating in front of him, occurring on overnight trips and at the rectory. Accuser said another priest in the rectory knew but did nothing. Alllegations deemed credible. Cooper agreed to retire. Died 12/16/11.

Br. George A. Costigan

Order: FSC
Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Also known as Br. Daniel Eliseus. Left the Christian Bros; ordained in 1974 and incardinated into the Paterson NJ diocese. Accused 1993 of sexually abusing a girl, ages 9-15, starting in the mid-1960s when he was a Christian Brother at West Catholic Boys High School in the Philadelphia archdiocese. Worked as a hospital chaplain. Retired in 1993; lived at a convent attached to a youth retreat center. No privileges. Named auxiliary contract chaplain in 2006. Presented himself as active priest in 2007 and 1/09.On the Paterson diocese's list 2/13/19. One accusation noted. Also noted to have been removed from ministry 4/28/94.

Fr. James B. Coveney

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA AG's 3/1/6 Grand Jury Report, Coveney fondled the genitals of a 10-year-old boy while assigned to St. Joseph's in Portage PA in the 1980s, as reported to Bishop Adamec in 1996. Adamec sent Coveney to treatment then returned him to ministry. Also accused in 1988 of fondling the genitals of five 7th-grade boys; sent to treatment by Adamec. No reports to police either time. Coveney retired in 2011. Placed on leave in 2/16 during re-examination by diocese of previous allegations against clergy.

Fr. Donald W. Cramer

Ordained: 2001
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19. Investigated by Homeland Security for possible child porn and federal law violations. Investigation dropped when child porn not found on Cramer's computer. Cramer did reportedly tell someone online in CT who was charged with child porn possession that he wanted to go to Mexico to "rent" boys. Dispensed from the priesthood in 11/14.

Fr. John David Crowley

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaint to diocese in 1992 from a mother that Crowley sexually abused her and her twin daughters, one age 16 when allegedly abused. Kept in ministry. Sent for 1 week eval at St. Michael's Community in 9/92, returned to same assignment. The women renewed their complaint in late 2001. In 8/02 it was sent to the D.A.; Diocesan Review Board deemed allegations credible in 12/02. Crowley resigned 1/03. Bishop Wuerl allowed him to tell the parish he was retiring early, without mentioning the reason. Ministerial faculties withdrawn 5/30/03. Vatican confirmed 6/9/04 that Crowley was to remain in retirement with no public ministry. He died in 2006. Another allegation 6/08 that he abused a boy, age 11-12, in the 1970s.

Fr. J. Peter Crynes

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. In 3/06 the diocese received a report that Crynes had sexually abused a girl 1974-77, beginning when she was age 17. Another woman soon came forward, alleging sex abuse by Crynes as a teen. He admitted to his behavior, saying he "always saw his physical behavior with women as gestures of loving paternal affection." Removed from active ministry 5/06. By 6/06 four other women had reported abuse as teens by Crynes. One of them said that in 2002 she told diocesan Vicar for Priests, Fr. Kopacz, about her abuse, but he did nothing. Crynes lived at Villa St Joseph in Dunmore per diocesan website 9/1/09. Ordered by Vatican to live a life of prayer and penance. Another report in 1/16 of abuse 1972-73 of a girl, age 16-17. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Found in 9/18 to be a member of a private golf club. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (as Peter G. Crynes).

Fr. Nicholas V. Cudemo

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of 11-16 young girls in the 1960s and '70s. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1991. Sued in 1992. Placed on leave 1996. Laicized 3/21/05. Named in Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Cardinal Bevilacqua admitted in 2003 deposition that Cudemo was allowed to remain active because a priest "has rights"; "If we tried to remove him, he could bring action." Named as diagnosed pedophile in secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. Molloy (released 2/27/12). Discussed in testimony in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn.

Deacon Rosendo F. Dacal

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Permanent deacon since 2011. Arrested 4/10/18 on charges related to sending and soliciting obscene images from an undercover police officer he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Suspended from assignments at All Saints parish in Etna and Allegheny County Jail. Taught in OH in 1960s and '70s at Steubenville Catholic Central High. Pled guilty 10/18. Sentenced in 1/19 to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service. Ordered to register as a sex offender for 25 years.

Fr. William E. Dean

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 10/20 the archdiocese announced that Dean had been found unsuitable for ministry, due to an allegation received in 10/19, found substantiated, of the sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s. Dean was assigned to SS. Philip & James in Exton at the time of the abuse. No criminal charges due to the statute of limitations. Had been chaplain and in residence since 2012 at a retirement home for nuns in Malvern. In 10/20 he had been moved to a place for priests in a prayer and penance program.The diocese had also received a report in 2014 of possible inappropriate behavior with a minor at SS. Philip & James; unclear if same victim. Archdiocese decided after the 2014 report to limit Dean's ministry.

Fr. Philip DeChico

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Assignments included principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School in Shamokin 1979-86, principal at Lebanon Catholic High 1986-96, Gettysburg College campus minister. Worked at parishes in York, Mt. Carmel, Harrisburg, Gettysburg (Bonneauville). Died 2/25/06, age 57. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child.

Fr. Dennis Dellamalva

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Allegations 1983 of abuse of two teen brothers 1981-82, in their home and on trips with the family. Admitted the abuse. Also accused of abusing their friend. Sent to Spencer Abbey in MA for treatment. Suit filed in 1983 by the two families; settled for $375K in 1986 and sealed at request of diocese. Families refused to pursue criminal charges in 1983. The suit also alleged that Bishop Connare failed to discharge Dellamalva after being confronted by the plaintiffs and others. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It notes "numerous allegations." Accused of abuse of a 9th to 12th grade Mother of Sorrows in Murrysville altar boy during annual mountain retreats. Sued; settled 2004 for $25K. A fifth man alleged abuse at ages 13-15 in the Mother of Sorrows rectory. Sued; settled for $25K. Per GJ report, Dellamava last functioned as a priest in the diocese in 1984 and resigned from priesthood in 1986. Died 1994.

Fr. John J. Delli Carpini

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of two youths over a period of several years both before seminary and after ordination. Placed on leave in 1998 then returned to duty. Placed on leave again in 2004. Laicization announced in 2005.

Fr. Ferdinand B. Demsher

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Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least 4 alleged victims. A man told the diocese 3/18/02 that Demsher sexually abused him at age 13-14 in 1975 to 1976 at St. Mary of the Assumption. He was working at the parish for Demsher doing odd jobs. In 3/12 the diocese received a report that Demsher molested a boy in the late 1970s to early 1980s. In 2/15 a man told the diocese that he was abuse by Demsher as a 14-year-old Central Catholic High School freshman. A 2/1/16 memo in Demsher's personnel file revealed that another person said Demsher fondled him when he was a 10- to 11-year-old altar boy at Resurrection parish. Another person alleged abuse by the priest as noted in a 5/16 memo. He said the abuse occurred in the mid to late 1960s. Demsher died in 1983.

Fr. Edward M. DePaoli

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Convicted in 1986 of possession of child porn. Received a one-year suspended sentence. Continued "extremely restricted ministry" until 2002 but did more than allowed because of "communications breakdown." Accused in 2002 of abuse of a 14-year-old girl in 1970. Placed on leave. Allegations found credible in 2004. Laicized 8/11/04. Nun testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that she was fired after she sent one of his porn magazines to then-Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

Fr. Thomas A. Derzack

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Suspended 12/30/19 after taking "disturbing" photos of high school wrestlers at a tournament 12/27/19. The photos included closeups of the boys' buttocks. Diocese investigating. Police investigated - no charges because the boys were clothed. An adult spectator noticed Derzack's behavior and told a police officer at the tournament. Derzack was not dressed in clerical garb at the time. The officer had him delete the photos and leave the school.

Fr. Raymond L. Deviney

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese received a report in 1994 from a woman who said Deviney was sexually inappropriate with her when she was a teen. She said that later, after losing a baby and husband, Deviney violated her. The woman said she contacted Bishop Timlin in 2001 to ask if Deviney had ever received treatment, and that the bishop responded that Deviney hadn't and that he hoped she could put it all behind her. She pressed again in 10/02; Timlin said Deviney agreed to treatment. The diocese indicated that the allegations were unsubstantiated. On diocese's list 8/19/18. Permanently removed from ministry.

Fr. Joseph L. DiGregorio

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Per the 2011 Grand Jury Report II, a woman reported in 2005 that DiGregorio sexually abused her in 1967 or 1968 at Our Lady of Loretto in Philadelphia when she was 16. The Review Board found the allegation to be credible but reversed itself in 2006. Placed on leave from job as parochial vicar at Stella Maris Rectory after release of Grand Jury Report. He denied all allegations. Reinstated in 10/12. Board said he violated priestly conduct standards but was eligible to return to ministry.

Fr. Myles Eric Diskin

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Ordained: 1975
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Head of diocesan Worship Office when put on leave 4/02. No explanation. Accused in two 2004 and one 2005 suit of abuse early- to mid-1970s. Withdrew from ministry 3/03. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. A man alleged in 2004 abuse as a minor by Diskin in the mid-1970s at a Butler church. In 10/02 a woman told the D.A. Diskin molested her as a child in the mid-1970s in Butler. In 6/04 a man said he was abused when 12-13 by DIskin at St. Paul's in Butler 1976-77. Accused 11/04 of abuse of boy in '70s at St. Paul. Two men in 2/09 reported mid-1970s abuse by Diskin when they were ages 11 and 14. In 1/15 a man told the D.A. Diskin sexually abused him at age 15-16 in Butler 1976-77. A woman reported in 1/15 that Diskin sexually abused her as a minor in the mid-1970s. Diskin admitted in 2003 to a "sexual relationship" with a male minor for a few years while a priest in Butler.

Fr. Jason R. Dolan

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Dolan, age 31, was placed on leave in 1/05 by the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. He later pleaded guilty to charges of possession of internet child pornography. Sentenced to 30 months prison and lifetime probation in 2/06. Released on probation in 7/08. On Sex Offender Registry.

Fr. Richard D. Dolan

Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

A woman spoke before Archbishop Rigali and clergy in 9/06 about being raped by Dolan for 18 months, beginning when she was 14. Dolan left active ministry in 1981 and was laicized 5/31/00. Name not included in the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Fr. Michael J. Donofrio

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Sued in 2003. Accused of abuse of a 12-year-old boy 1982-83. Archdiocese was notified in 2002. Donofrio was working in Peru. Removed from that assignment in 2003 and placed on restricted leave. Donofrio submitted a petition for voluntary laicization to Vatican. Laicized in 7/07.

Fr. Richard J. Dorsch

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused 1994 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. On leave 8/94, sent to St. Luke's in MD for eval 10/94. Convicted 4/95. Sentenced to 11 1/2 - 23 months jail; released on parole after 1 week in 6/95. Returned to St. Luke's. A 2nd man in 12/94 reported abuse at age 10 in 1981, occurring many times until he was in 8th grade. Dorsch withdrew from ministry 1996. Accused 2/04 of abuse 1982-85 of an All Saints in Etna altar boy. Victim died by suicide 5/10 after diocese quit paying for therapy. Family sued. Dorsch named in at least 2 civil suits in 2004. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Superior Court dismissed appeal 9/11. A man in 1/12 reported abuse by Dorsch as a 7th-8th grader at All Saints. A 5th report 7/12 of abuse of a 12 to 14-year old St. Coleman in Turtle Creek altar boy; was reported to diocese in 1994 or '95. A man in 6/16 reported abuse at St. Coleman's at ages 10-12. Named in the 8/28/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Donald J. Dorsey

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Faculties withdrawn 2/59 after complaints of his involvement with a high school girl and females in the town. Sent to a hospice, then assigned to a parish 10/59. Sent to the hospice again in 12/60. Faculties revoked 6/64. Bishop Hannon responded to inquiries from the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Burlington that Dorsey was an "incorrigible recidivist." Withdrew from the diocese 1975. Died 2007.On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Raymond E. Dougherty

Ordained: 1944
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Deceased. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child. Lawsuit filed in 7/19 claiming Dougherty and another priest, Walter Sempko, of raped an altar boy repeatedly at St. Joseph's in the early 1960s.

Fr. William J. Dougherty

Ordained: 1969
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused 4/3/02 of sexually abusing a female HS student. No date or description of abuse given. Had been placed on administrative leave 9/1/99. On 4/15/04 archdiocese accepted review board assessment that allegation was credible. On 6/14/04 his ministry was restricted and archdiocese said Vatican was reviewing laicization. On 9/10/04 ministry was further restricted. Laicized 7/06. Had been assigned to HS 1970-94. Was chaplain with the USAF Reserves 1976-78.

Fr. Philip J. Dowling

Ordained: 1956
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Admitted to a newspaper reporter in 2005 that he had inappropriately touched one girl. The paper was investigating allegations that he abused two sisters. Placed on leave. Another set of sisters also came forward to accuse him of abuse. Given a life of prayer and penance in 2005.

Fr. Alvin T. Downey

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Order: OSB
Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

A woman filed suit in 2003 alleging that Downey and two other priests sexually abused her son in 1980-81 when he was 16. She alleged that the knowledge put her in counseling and her son in the hospital. Court ordered that the woman's suit against the two other priests be dismissed. Her son filed a separate suit in 2/04 against the same defendants. Both settled in 2/05.

Fr. James Downs

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave in 12/18 after the diocese received an allegation that Downs sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s, when he was chaplain at the Youth Development Center in New Castle. Downs denied the allegation. Former pastor of parishes in Bessemer/Hillsville and Pulaski. Retired 7/18.

Fr. Peter J. Dunne

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of three teenage boys and one boy of unknown age. The archdiocese learned of abuse in 1986. Sent for treatment then reassigned. Reportedly paid one victim $40K for his silence. Retired in 1995. In 2004 he was placed on permanently restricted ministry with no faculties. Accepted a supervised life of Prayer and Penance. Died 4/17/10. A civil was suit filed in Iowa in 2008. Named as diagnosed pedophile on secret 2/94 memo from Msgr. Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin released 2/27/12.

Fr. Ernest A. Durante

Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury Report as having watched Fr. John Schmeer sexually abuse teenage boys. Left the priesthood in 1987 to marry. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of molesting a boy. Was working as guidance counselor at a Catholic school in Florida in 2006 when someone told authorities about his past. He then "retired."

Fr. James M. Dux

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of many children, mostly boys. Accused in 1985 of possession of "inappropriate material" which was destroyed. "Retired" in 1994. Ministry restricted in 1995. In 2004 allegations found credible; ministry was permanently restricted. Lived a supervised life. Diagnosed in 1965 as sexually deviated. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Died 11/4/06.

Fr. David F. Dzermejko

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Removed 6/09 after allegation of sex abuse of a boy between 1979-84. Wife of alleged victim said he told her before dying by suicide 4/09. Dzermejko denied the allegation. A 2nd man in 6/09 reported abuse 1979-82 as a 5th to 7th grade altar boy. Review Board found allegation credible 8/10. A 3rd man in 1/12 reported abuse in the late 1980s at ages 15-16. File sent to Rome. Indicted 5/13 on federal charge of child porn possession. Pled guilty 11/7/13. Sentenced 4/25/14 to 3 years federal prison followed by 12 years probation. At sentencing, he denied sexual improprieties while a priest. Laicized 10/31/15. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report which states, "Dzermejko was reported to have had inappropriate contact with several young boys, conduct which included anal and oral sexual assaults of young minors. "

Fr. John J. Dzurko

Ordained: 1932
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1991. A woman told the diocese in 11/05 that Dzurko sexually abused her when she was age 11 in 1957. The diocese deemed the allegation credible and paid for the woman to receive art therapy. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Charles F. Engelhardt

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named in report and presentment by Philadelphia Grand Jury 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of orally sodomizing and molesting a 10-year-old boy in 1998 or '99 at St. Jerome's in Philly. Remained at another parish for two years after 2009 complaint and order from Archdiocese to leave assignment. Surrendered to police 2/10/11. Refused plea agreement 6/11. New civil suit filed 7/11. Criminal trial started 1/7/13. Defendants did not testify. Found guilty 1/30/13. Arrested. Request for new trial filed with PA Superior Court 7/14 by counsel for Engelhardt and for teacher Bernard Shero, based on new evidence about a new witness who could have supported defense and discredited the main witness. Engelhardt died in prison 11/16/14.

Fr. Eric Ensey

Order: SSJ
Ordained: 1995
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 12/01 it was revealed that Ensey and Fr. Carlos Urrutigoity had been accused of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old male student. They were suspended 1/02. The student sued in 3/03; suit was settled for $455K in 2005. Ensey living in Paraguay as of 3/06. As of 12/11, Diocese reported that his faculties were removed in 2005. Ensey continued to function as a priest on some occasions, particularly for fundraising. Reportedly defrocked in 2014. Last known to be living in Redding, CA. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Ralph J. Esposito

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked in Pittsburgh 1967-78 and in Little Rock AR 1978-81. Incardinated into the Little Rock diocese in 1981. Retired in 2002. Named in a 2004 suit against Pittsburgh by a man who alleged abuse as a child at Mother of Sorrows parish for three years, beginning in 1973. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests.

Fr. Mario Fabbri

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA Attorney General's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, in 1950 Fabbri anally raped a 9th-grade boy in his rectory bed at St. John Gaulbert parish in Johnstown PA. It said Fabbri raped the boy further in NY, and in Montreal and Quebec. In 1999 the victim contacted the diocese. He said Fabbri told him, "you are not as cooperative as the others." Last known to be in Italy. Presumed dead.

Fr. James F. Farry

Ordained: 1946
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1990. Sent to live at St. Michael's School for Boys in Hoban Heights in 1/54 after suffering an aneurism. Bishop Hannan moved Farry in 5/60 due to the priest's "intolerable" relations with the guests there. Farry was transferred to Cure of Ars Hospice. He later assisted at St. Mary's in Old Forge, was chaplain at St. Mary's Vialla in Elmhurst, then resided at St. Boniface in Willaimsport 11/76-6/90. He died in 1990. In 2006 a man reported to the diocese that when he was a resident as a child of St. Michael's 1953-54, he was sexually abused by a priest, later identified as Farry. The diocese agreed to take care of the man's counseling co-payments. On diocese's list 8/19/18 (as James E.).

Fr. James F. Fedor

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, Fedor sought counseling for himself 1981-86 due to his desire for contact with young girls. In 1986-87 he underwent psychological evaluation and treatment. He went on Indefinite Leave of Absence 7/91 and was laicized 5/3/94. In 2012 a woman told the diocese that Fedor sexually abused her over a two-year period, beginning in 1978 when she was age 10. On diocese's list 8/19/18. On Richmond diocese's list 2/13/19.

Fr. Francis S. Feret

Ordained: 1962
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. One man reported in 2006 that Feret abused him at age 9 in the early 1970s. Last assignment was at St. Adalbert Church in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations were substantiated and Feret would be permanently removed from active ministry. Suit filed 9/18/12.

Fr. Mark E. Fernandes

Ordained: 2004
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was at St. Agnes Church in Sellersville, Buck

Fr. Ralph N. Ferraldo

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 12/74 from a woman that Ferraldo molested aher16-year-old son and other altar boys and a hospital orderly. Timlin denied the accusations. Evaluated in 1985 after accusation of inappropriate behavior with a hospital patient. In 2/86 accused of sexual advances toward a 23-year-old male patient. He admitted to the behavior, and said he didn't know "what comes over him." Was told to go for evaluation and treatment. Granted Indefinite Leave of Absence 11/30/88. Died in 1997. In 2002 the diocese received a report from the Archdiocese of New York that a man alleged sexual abuse by Ferraldo when he was age 16 or 17 in 1982-83. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Philip Ferrara

Ordained: 1990
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Ferrara, a member of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Newton. With permission from Bishop Timlin, in 2001 established the Society of the Annunciation of Our Lord retreat within the diocese. Arrested 3/11 after a14-year-old boy alleged that Ferrara had sexually abused him at the Our Lady of Solitude retreat house in Little Meadows. The boy said Ferrara had him massage Ferrara's private parts with his feet on several occasions. Removed without privileges 4/11 and criminally charged. Pled no contest. Sentenced 10/11 to 6 monts to 2 years prison and a fine. Included in teh 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Scranton diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Elwood F. Figurelle

Ordained: 1963
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Figurelle was arrested in 1973 for indecent exposure. He was moved to another parish In 10/03 Figurelle resigned from his parish position and was federally charged with downloading child pornography from the Internet. Had been on leave since 3/03 when FBI searched the rectory and seized a computer containing child porn. Investigators would not permit Diocese to release information while investigation was ongoing. Figurelle pled guilty 10/03. Sentenced 2004 to 15-21 months. Given retirement status after release. Died in farming accident 7/08.

Fr. Paul R. Fisher

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Admitted to visiting some websites possibly with images of unclothed minors. FBI found no criminal images. Reinvestigated, some images turned over to the D.A., who concluded Fisher's computer did not contain criminal images. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/19.

Fr. John P. Fitzgerald

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Conway when removed without privileges 7/31/14 after allegations he sexually abused a boy in 1996. He denied the allegations. Criminal authorities in two counties investigated. Was chaplain at Pittsburgh International Airport for 15 years and residing at Holy Trinity parish until 2009 when he moved to Our Lady of Peace. Some of the alleged abuse occurred at the airport. Vatican ruled abuse "not proven." Fitzgerald allowed to retire in 3/17. Living at St. John Vianney Manor. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Austin E. Flanagan

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 9/80 a parishioner told Bishop McCormick that Flanagan would not let anyone into the rectory, that he was sleeping with boys, and that parishioners were disgusted. Moved in 9/80 from St. Thomas in Elkland to St. Francis in Mildred. Sick Leave 4/90-6/90. Treated at St. Vincent's in Harrison NY. Flanagan reportedly was sent to treatment after accusations he had fondled two boys at a summer camp two years prior. He did not deny the accusations. Removed from active ministry 7/02. In 6/05 a man reported to the diocese that Flanagan sodomized him in St. Mary's rectory when he was age 11 in 1973. Flanagan denied wrongdoing. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Bernard A. Flanagan

Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Diocese announced 9/26/10 that Flanagan had been removed from his assignments as pastor of Annunciation, St. George, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Shenandoah and St. Mary Magdalen in Lost Creek; sent for treatment. Review Board found credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor dating back about 25 years, when he was assigned to Reading Central Catholic High School. May be other accusers. Chaperoned an unsanctioned international trip which included Bishop McDeviit High School students, diocese of Harrisburg. Name on Harrisburg's 8/1/18 list. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and on Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Diocese claims it tried to have Flanagan laicized, but Vatican denied laicization.

Fr. Joseph D. Flannery

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese received reports in 1964, 1965 and 1966 that Flannery was having affairs with women, and had gotten a young girl pregnant. Died 2005. Per the Grand Jury, Flannery was on a list in 5/16 sent to each D.A. office within the diocese of names of all priests with complaints against them of sex abuse of minors. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Martin J. Fleming

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Ordained: 1898
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1950. Report to the diocese in 4/06 that Fleming sexually abused a 6-year-old girl in 1940. His accuser said she was in heart failure, wanted "all of her ducks in a row," including being counted as a victim of a priest in the diocese. She said this "deepest secret" kept coming back to "trouble her spirits and cause her emotional distress." Fleming's name was included on a list the diocese sent to each D.A.'s office in within the diocese in 5/16 of all priests with allegations of child sex abuse against them. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Gregory Flohr

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 11/04 of the 1967-69 sex abuse of an Immaculate Conception in Irwin altar boy and parish school student, beginning when the boy was age 10 or 11. The abuse allegedly included tying the boy up in a confessional, then the priest sticking his penis in the boy's mouth to silence his screams. He also allegedly sodomized the boy with a crucifix. Flohr died in 2004.

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Fr. Richard J. Ford

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In 2000 the U.S. Navy reported twice to the diocese that Ford sexually abused one of its enlistees when he was a 12-year-old student at Holy Guardian Angels Regional School in Muhlenberg Township in 1989. The alleged victim was undergoing mental health treatment. Per Navy officials, the diocese did not respond to the reports. Ford died in 2005. The man filed suit against the diocese in 8/18. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list.

Fr. Stephen T Forish

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In early 1990s six parents complained about Forist "luring" their children. Accused in 1996 of soliciting sex from 22-year-old man. Acquitted 1998. Sued 2004. Still priest as of 2006 but not active. Arrested in 9/06 for soliciting sex from 26-year-old man on a street corner in Greensburg PA. Forish had been working as a non-church affiliated psychologist at the time of his arrest. Plea deal (terms undisclosed) reached 11/06. Died in car auto accident 12/06. Name on Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list.

Fr. Conran Free

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Named publicly as accused in 5/21 by Attorney Mitchell Garabedian. Free was the subject of a claim that was settled in 2021 in the low five figures. Allegedly sexually abused a boy, ages 13-14, multiple times during 1970-71, while assigned to St. Ann's Passionist Monastery in Scranton. Died in 11/23/83. Brother of accused Passionist Rev. Daniel Free.

Fr. Francis J. Fromholzer

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In 2002 a woman alleged sex abuse by Fromholzer, including on trip to the Poconos, in 9/65 when she was a 13- to 14-year-old student and he was a young priest. Suit filed 1/04. Second woman sued 7/04 alleging abuse on same 1965 trip. No criminal prosecution due to statute of limitations. Left active ministry 9/02. Last known to be living in FL. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, one girl told her school principal about abuse by Fromholzer in the 1960s and was then expelled. Another alleged victim said she told several priests in the 1980s who didn't want to hear it and did nothing. She learned through the GJ report that after she came forward in 2002 to law enforcement the diocese investigated her. She filed suit against the diocese in 9/18 alleging it caused the intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation.

Fr. Gregory P. Furjanic

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Ordained: 1981
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Chicago-based Croatian Franciscan Friar. Worked at Kennedy Catholic HS in Hermitage, PA in 1985, and St. Anthony parish in Sharon. Accusation 2005 of sex abuse early 1970s and mid-1980s. Another report to diocese in 1990s. Sent to Erie Ecclesia Center for treatment, then St. Luke's in MD. One alleged victim known to have died by suicide. In 7/96 the Congregation for Institutions of Consecrated Life and of Societies of Apostolic Life removed Furjanic's "priestly authority." In St. Petersburg, FL, in 2005 working or attempting to work at Lutheran Social Services. Had tried to obtain priestly credentials in FL and in Mobile, AL. On archdiocese of Mobile's list 12/6/18. On Erie diocese's list 4/5/19. Laicized.

Fr. Leonard A. Furmanski

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of 3 minor males and 1 minor female. Ministry permanently restricted in 2004 and he was ordered to live a supervised life. Died 10/27/09 per Archdiocese website accessed 8/4/10.

Fr. Joseph Gaborek

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Gaborek molested and brutally sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy in 1982. Boy ran for help. State Police investigated. Bishop Hogan struck an agreement with police - Gaborek was quietly sent to MI for "treatment" then assigned to another parish. In 1984 Hogan sent Gaborek "on retreat" to Orchard Lake, which was a boys' school. Placed on permanent leave in 7/88. Arrested in 9/89 for sexual assault of a dog in a parking lot. In 5/99, charged with molesting a 14-year-old runaway after giving him beer and showing him porn. Named as "predator priest" in a 2/03 civil suit. Laicization announced in 2004.

Fr. James F. Gaffney

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Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

A suit filed in 2004 by a woman alleged she was sexually abused by Gaffney for two years beginning in 1990, when she was age 16 and he was Reading Catholic vice-principal. Per the suit, officials were notified and Gaffney was moved to St. Frances de Chantal in Easton, where he continued to have sex with the plaintiff when she was in college. Removed from active ministry in 2002. Laicized in 2015. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Abuse alleged of a 14-year-old girl at 1985-87, reported to diocese in 1999. Also allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with adult women, one with a learning disability he was counseling. Suit filed in 1/19 claimed harassment and threats of a former female Albright College student, where he taught after leaving the priesthood in 2002. She dropped the suit in 6/19.

Fr. Robert W. Gaghan

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Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 2008 a man reported to the Norbertines that Gaghan, his uncle, fondled him under the covers of his own bed and then performed oral sex on him when he was a youth. The man said his younger brother, who later died of a drug overdose, was also abused by Gaghan, and that an older brother was abused by a priest-friend of Gaghan's. This brother also died of a drug overdose. Gaghan taught at former Saint John Neumann High School in Philadelphia. Investigation by the order found the accusation credible. Gaghan died in 1989. On St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. It notes one allegation.

Fr. Joseph D. Galko

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese aware of issues as early as 1984. Galko admitted to sex with an 18-year-old male parishioner and to incidents with other males over the years, pre- and post-seminary and ordination. Concerns in 1987 about his spending too much time with altar servers and interaction with adolescent boys. Sent to Downingtown for treatment. Placed on leave 1988. Report to diocese in 2002 of abuse of male, age 17-18, in 1980 or '81. Another report 2007 of abuse of 13-year-old 8th grade boy from St. Anne's in Bethlehem. Galko acknowledged the abuse. Both victims said Galko plied them with alcohol. Laicized 2010.

Fr. Francis J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1973
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested in 1989 for solicitation of two young men, ages 18 and 20. Also admitted abuse of two teenage brothers. Placed in treatment in 1990 and reassigned to parish in 1991. Placed on leave in 2002 and petitioned for laicization. Laicization announced in 11/06. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. Joseph J. Gallagher

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Per Grand Jury Report II 2/10/11, a man told archdiocese in 2007 that Gallagher repeatedly fondled him when he was an altar boy at St. Mark's in Bristol, PA. Another man made similar accusation previous year. The 2007 accuser reported others had also been abused. Review Board deemed both reports unsubstantiated in 2008.The accuser from 2007 died by suicide the next year. Gallagher "retired". Removed 2/11. New suits 4/11 and 9/12. Found unfit for ministry 4/13. Permanently removed. Died 6/5/18. Funeral mass concelebrated by Bishop Maginnis.

Fr. Joseph P. Gallagher

Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of a 12-year-old boy in early-mid 1970s. Archdiocese notified in 1974. Sent for treatment and reassigned. Placed on leave in 2002; ministry permanently restricted in 2004. Living a supervised life. Civil suit filed 12/03.

Fr. Stanley M. Gana

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse in 1970s-1980s. Abuse reported in 1992 and 1995. Placed on leave and sent for treatment. He was one of the unidentified priests dismissed from the archdiocese in 4/02 because of abuse complaints. "Countless victims," including women, and theft of money, per 2005 grand jury report. In 1996 he left treatment and went to Orlando, FL. Began living with a group of older teens and young men. Laicized 3/21/06. Named in new Grand Jury report in 2/11.

Fr. Edward G. Ganster

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1977 a woman told the diocese that her 13-year-old son had been sexually abused by Ganster. Reassigned. A 37-year-old man told the diocese in 2002 that Ganster abused him for a year and a half beginning when he was a 14-year-old altar boy at St. Joseph's in Frackville. He again contacted the diocese in 2004. His reports were not sent to D.A. until 2007. Accused in 2015 of abusing a 12-year-old boy in the summer of 1977. Put on sick leave 1987, sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for treatment in 1988. Request for laicization 1990, granted. Wanted to marry a woman he met at St. John Vianney and to work at Disney World. Diocese provided a reference for the job; Ganster worked at Disney World for 18 years. Died 7/3/14.

Fr. Joseph M. Ganter

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Ordained: 1922
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2008 an 80-year-old man told the diocese that Ganter sexually abused him when he was a 10-year-old altar boy at St. Athanasius in West View. He said he knew of 6 other boys who had "slept with" the priest. Ganter's personnel file showed at allegation in 1944 that Ganter had "immoral and corrupt relationships with at least 3 teenage boys." Per the report, Ganter asked boys to "commit a sex act" in his office. He would give them a few dollars and tell them never to tell. A Justice of the Peace investigated the accusations in 1945, at Ganter's request. The alleged victims denied "immoral relations" with the priest.

Fr. Armand D. Garcia

Ordained: 2005
Status: none

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Suspended 3/16/18. Accused of sex abuse of a minor 2014-17. Pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Summerdale since 11/17. In 2011, was assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary in Roxborough, after a year of personal leave. Member of National Association of Filipino Priests. Arrested 3/4/19, charged with rape of a teen girl, sex abuse, corruption of a minor, and recording a sex act. May have also plied the girl with alcohol and marijuana.

Fr. Mark S. Gaspar


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Fr. Chester J. Gawronski

Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

In 2002, a man said Gawronski molested him in the late 1970s when he was an 11-year-old altar boy. He told his parents in 1984, who went to the diocese. Michael Murphy was bishop. Sent to treatment. Diocese promised his ministry would be restricted and asked the parents not to pursue matter further. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew in 1986 of alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy 1976-77. Confessed in 1987 to abusing up to 20 boys. Sent to Chicago for psych evaluation. Gowronski would show the boys how to perform "cancer checks." Admitted to molesting as many as 41 boys Active priest when removed in 3/02. Laicized in 2006. Living in 2018 in Arizona. Suit in 7/20 claims abuse in 1983 of a 15-year-old.

Fr. John A. Geinzer

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. (Named misspelled Genizer). Added to Baltimore list 9/18. Complaint to diocese in 7/95 that Geinzer fondled a 13-year-old boy in 1980. Kept in ministry as parish pastor. Geinzer denied the allegation in 2009, while discussing with bishop possibility of being a cruise ship chaplain. Call to diocese in 5/14 from woman concerned about Geinzer's undue attention toward her 8-year-old son three years prior at Little Sisters of the Poor, where they were visiting her parents; she said more recently he showed too much attention to a 13-year-old boy at the facility. Remained a 'priest in good standing' per the diocese with documentation in 2016 stating "...he has never engaged in sexual behavior inconsistent with priestly celibacy, nor had he ever acted in an inappropriate manner with minors." On Baltimore archdiocese's list 4/24/19.

Fr. Robert J. Gibson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Allegations first made public by diocese in 9/08. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused 1/95 of sex abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1975. He admitted the abuse and was sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for eval and treatment. Victim sued. Settled for $30K. Placed 8/95 in residence and under supervision at a parish rectory. In 1997 a woman complained that Gibson was grooming her son. GIbson was sent again to Downington. Placed 2/1/98 at St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO. Faculties removed. Allegation same month of sex abuse of his minor nephew. Three more men came forward with allegations, in 4/02, 10/05 and 7/07. One said the abuse occurred 1973 through 1974. Gibson died in 2012. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Joseph G. Gilgallon

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Monsignor. Died 1991. Allegation to diocese 1/31/06 that a 40-year-old man undergoing counseling alleged sex abuse by Gilgallon on 12/31/86. Other priests active during that time confirmed to the diocese that the allegation was true and occurred in the rectory. Gilgallon's name was included on the diocese's 5/16 list sent to D.A.'s offices of all priests accused of child sex abuse.

Fr. Francis A. Giliberti

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 4 teenage boys between 1960s and 1976. Archdiocese learned of abuse in 2002 and 2004. His faculties were restricted. Accusations found credible in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and was living a supervised life. Counting Giliberti, at least 5 members of his 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations, including Gana, Avery, DePaoli and James M. McGuire. Died 4/16/18 at St. Francis Rehab and Health Care Center in Darby PA.

Fr. Francis T. Gillespie

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, In 1988 a boy told the diocese in a letter that Gillespie had sexually abused him at St. Joseph's in Girardville, where he was an altar boy, about age 14. He reportedly did not get a response. The same person contacted the diocese again in 2003. His younger brother told the diocese in 2002 that when he was about age 10 at St. Joseph's Gillespie began sexually abusing him. The priest's modus operandi included having altar boys weighed and measured unclothed. One accuser said Gillespie dressed him in costumes, take his picture, then undress him. He said Gillespie had him drink alcohol and cough medicine, and that the abuse included oral sex. Removed 2002. Died 2017.

Fr. John E. Gillespie

Ordained: 1953
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of five youths 1958-97. Archdiocese knew of his behavior as early as 1994. Placed on leave in 2002. Further restrictions added in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted. Living a supervised life when he died in 2008. Named in new Grand Jury Report 2/10/11. Civil suit filed in 3/11 alleged abuse of a boy, ages 14-17, during 1994-97 at Our Lady of Calvary in Philadelphia. Another suit filed 3/21/11. On secret 1994 list.

Fr. David C. Gillis

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Cleared

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Priestly faculties removed in 8/18 after the Orlando diocese received a report of child sexual abuse against Gillis. Gillis transferred in 2005 to Orlando from the Diocese of Allentown, where the abuse allegedly occurred. Worked in parishes and high schools in both dioceses. Berks County D.A. investigating. Reinstated 9/18 after D.A. determined the allegations were false.

Fr. Charles Richard Ginder

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked as a diocesan censor and writer. Received 10 years' probation in 1969 for child porn; not removed from active duty until 1976. Convicted of abuse of 2 youths in 1978. Died in accident 6/7/84. Named in 2004 civil suit. Claims included in Diocese's 9/07 $1.25 M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. At least two more men later came forward to allege abuse by Ginder as boys. Name included 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Deacon Charles Ginn, Jr.

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Ordained as Deacon in 2001. Taught at St. Joseph's Prep School for 29 years. Accused of misconduct with two young boys (hugging and kissing) at the school in 1996. Admitted it to the school, which ordered treatment and restrictions. Not placed on leave until 11/05. Archbishop said act was not abuse but Ginn would not be reassigned.

Fr. Joseph C. Girdis

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Ordained: 1943
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/19 of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy, who resided at the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth, in the 1970s. His accuser made the same accusations against Rev. Larry Smith in the suit. Girdis died in 2003.

Fr. Richard J. Giuliani

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In lawsuit filed 1/04, woman claimed that Giuliani forced her to perform sexual acts 1971-1975 when he was working at Notre Dame High School, beginning when she was age 12. She said she told Church authorities twice, and was ordered to confession both times in response. Also said he visited her in college in 1975 and asked her to marry him. After her refusal, he never contacted her again. Second woman filed suit 5/04. She alleged that she was molested by Giuliani 12/76 when she was student at Cardinal Brennan High School, where he was principal. Reportedly 'left the priesthood' in 1977. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report - name spelled 'Guiiani.' On diocese's 8/19/18 list.

Fr. David W. Givey

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Editor of Catholic Standard & Times 1984-91. Retired in 2006. One of 26 priests placed on leave by archdiocese after they were named as persons of concern in a 2/11 Philadelphia grand jury report. Believed to be living in the Camden diocese. Denied allegations. Found unsuitable for ministry per 7/6/12 announcement due to violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. There were no substantiated allegations of sexual abuse.

Fr. Joseph M. Glatts

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Andrew Church i

Fr. Herbert G. Gloekler

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

in 4/02 a woman told a news outlet that Gloekler sexually abused her in the 1950s when she was a student at Sacred Heart School. Another woman came forward in 5/02, also claiming abuse by the priest in the 1950s. She said she and the woman who spoke up previous month, along with her sister and another girl, would help Gloekler in the rectory, and that he would fondle them and look down their dresses. One of the women alleged the priest raped her. Several other women emerged to say they had witnessed his abuse as children. A former housekeeper for Gloekler at Mt. Calvary parish, where he was assigned in the 19702-80s, said in 8/03 that she knew of sexual misconduct by Gloekler and Fr. Cooper. Name included on Erie diocese's 4/6/18 list. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Gloekler died 1/3/85.

Fr. Edward R. Graff

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Ordained: 1955
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

"Retired" from Allentown to TX in 1992. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment, allowed to minister in Santa Fe diocese. Worked in Amarillo diocese until 2002. Arrested in TX 10/02; charged with abuse of 15-year-old boy. Died in jail 11/25/02 after "an accident" while awaiting trial. At least 40 men in PA and TX alleged abuse by him. One suit settled in TX in 2003 for $275K by Allentown diocese. One Allentown suit filed 7/04. In 2009 Mark Rozzi reported rape by Graff as a 13-year-old Catholic school student in 1984; he came forward after a friend said to have also been a Graff victim died by suicide. By 2016 two more friends he said Graff raped had taken their own lives. Rozzi was elected PA state rep in 2013 and went on to lead the effort to change the statute of limitations for sex crimes against children. Rozzi filed suit in 5/20. Graff named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown 8/19/18 list. On Amarillo list 1/31/19.

Fr. James G. Graham

Ordained: 1966
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 4/12, Diocese received allegation of abuse of a 9-year-old boy in late 1960s. Accusation was made by the female partner of the alleged victim, who had recently died of a drug overdose. Graham, who had been scheduled to retire on 4/30/12, was immediately removed from his assignment at Saint Lawrence O'Toole, and diocese investigated. The sister of another alleged victim told the Diocesan Review Board in 2012 that Graham molested her brother, who died in 2002, when he was age 15. Another man told the diocese in 2012 that when he was age 16, Graham sexually abused him. All alllegations deemed credible and Graham was permanently removed from ministry. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Bernard V. Grattan

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Complaint to Bishop Adamec in 1994 that Grattan sexually abused a boy, ages 12-14, in the 1980s. Sent to treatment. Reassigned as a hospital chaplain and allowed to live in a rectory. Sexually abused an "incapacitated patient." Suspended 2002. Civil suit filed 3/03. Laicization announced 6/04. Suit against Grattan settled as part of a $3.7M settlement 5/04 involving 21 plaintiffs and 11 priests. In 2008 another man reported previous abuse by Grattan. Per PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Sr. Marilyn Welch of the Allegation Review Board "acted more as an investigator against the victim than an advocate for the claim or the abused." Further, it concluded Bishops Hogan and Adamec endangered the public. Grattan admitted to the Grand Jury his abuse of boys.

Fr. Joseph L. Grembocki

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/20 of raping and torturing a boy and his brother in the 1970s. Per the suit Grembocki, Rev. David A. Soderlund (later convicted) and several other priests all abused the boys in the basement of St Catharine's in Reading. In 1972 Grembocki stepped in to "take the boys under his wing" after their father died. During bible study he would allegedly give the boys a drink which made them fall asleep and they would awaken to the abuse in the basement. Grembocki died in 6/16.

Fr. Joseph A. Griffin

Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1988. Report to diocese in 9/09 by a 42-year-old man that Griffin sexually abused him in 1967, when he was age 9. The man said the abuse occurred when Griffin would take him and other boys on trips to Seneca Lake, NY and to a cottage at Lake Henry in the Poconos.On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Mark F. X. Gruber

Order: OSB
Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Professor at St. Vincent College, Latrobe; removed 8/09 after pornography was found on his work computer. Disagreement as to whether it was child porn or homosexual male porn. A student confessed that he did the downloading. Gruber sued college 9/10 for defamation; dropped suit 11/10. In 8/12 Vatican permanently banned him from ministry and ordered him to live in monastery. Abuse of confession/ defamation of superior at issue. Laicization announced 7/13 when he failed to move to monastery. Was to appeal to Vatican.

Fr. Charles B. Guth

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Ordained: 1924
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 08/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Retired 1973. Died 1986. Report to diocese 7/05 from a man saying Guth sexually abused him at around age 7 in West Newton. Guth was assigned to Holy Family in West Newton 8/44-11/62. The man said that his Sunday School teacher told him that if a person missed mass, they would die. He said he was so worried about his mom, who didn't attend mass, that he sought out Fr. Guth. He said that he "cried and pleaded for his mother's soul," and that the priest pulled his [the boy's] pants down, fondled him and stuck his finger up his anus. He said that afterward Guth told him that if he told, both he and his mother and his whole family would burn in hell.

Deacon Donald Hackman

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Ordained: 1983
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Ordained a permanent deacon. Convicted in federal court of sending child pornography. Assigned to St. James in Lititz 1983-2000. Name included on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury report 8/14/18.

Fr. David I. Hagan

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Worked at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA in the Richmond diocese 1967-71. Assigned to Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC in the Charlotte diocese as chaplain and theology teacher 1971-78. Transferred to his order's Philadelphia Innder City House, where he appears to have remained until his death 5/1/05. Accused in 6/06 RICO class action civil suit of abusing two brothers for three years, beginning in 1977 or 1978, early in his Inner City House ministry in North Philadelphia. RICO suit dismissed 11/06 on grounds that RICO's standard of injury to business or property had not been met. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.

Fr. Stephen J. Halabura

Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Added to Allentown diocese's list in 2019. Per the list, Halabura retired in 2008 and was removed in 2019 after he self-reported an incident of abuse. He reported in 5/19 that he sexually abused a minor in the early 1980s at St. Anthony of Padua in Millmont. Named in a 3/20 lawsuit as one of several priests who abused a young Reading altar boy.

Fr. Joseph T. Hammond

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Ordained: 1931
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 6/16 a man testified that when he was in high school in 1961, Hammond masturbated in front of him and tried to fondle him in the rectory of St. Leo's in Ashley. He said other boys saw Hammond masturbating that night, too. The man said, in part, that he drove to the police station and that the officer on duty, who was a St. Leo's parishioner, told him he didn't want to hear it and to leave. He said he told his girlfriend, then his mother, who contacted the diocese, and that the diocese told her it would be taken care of. Hammond was kept in ministry and made Monsignor in 1968. He died in 1985. Hammond's diocesan file had no record of the allegation, and the Ashley police had no record of the report. The GJ was able to corroborate the man's story via another person who was there that night and from the man's his wife, who was his girlfriend in 1961. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Thomas Ronald Haney

Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused of inappropriate touching and comments toward a child. Died 6/16/12. Accused after his death of having sexually abused a child. Per obit, was a "prolific writer, homilist, educator." Principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School in Coal Township beginning in 1967. Edited the diocesan paper 1975-2006. Parish assignments in Lancaster, Columbia, Steelton Shamokin and Ranshaw. Pastor 1976-1981 in Palmyra,and 1981-1985 in Steelton. Was also at Harrisburg and New Cumberland parishes. Retired 2006. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Robert E. Hannon

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Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18 and in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Transferred to Hawaii 6/79. Honolulu diocese knew in at least 1986 that Hannon admitted in treatment at Paracletes in NM to abuse of at least twenty youths, ages 12-19. One accuser was female; she said Hannon fondled her at ages 6-8, in the 1970s, in HI. Erie diocese revealed in 2003 it knew of eight Hannon victims. Died in Hawaii 1/16/06, age 79.

Fr. Steven Harris

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Had served as chancellor for archdiocese. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims were unsubstantiated. Assigned to Tribunal and Chancery. Pastor of St. Bridget's in East Falls since 6/15; placed again on leave 12/15 due to "concerns regarding his suitability for ministry at this time," and not due to allegations of a crime.

Br. Bernard Joseph Hartman

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Joined Marianists in 1958; worked many years in Australia.Taught 1986-97 at North Catholic High in Pittsburgh. US Marianists learned of Australian allegations in 1997; removed from school. Sent to treatment; reassigned to internal ministry under safety plan. In 1999 accused by woman in Australia of sexual abuse at age 8. He apologized to her by letter. In US in 2008 when he celebrated his 50th anniversary. Lived in Dayton OH area in 2009. New accusers in Australia. Returned to Australia 9/13, convicted of sustained sexual abuse, including penetration, of a boy and 2 girls as young as age 8. Two more allegations at N. Catholic. Released from jail in Australia 7/23/17 after 3 years, 1 year suspended. To return to US. Per Marianists he was to live in a non-Marianist facility with direct supervision of men with "significant personal issues and/or legal convictions" for the rest of his life, with no external ministry. On Marianists list 6/24/20. On Covington diocese's list 7/31/20.

Fr. William T. Haviland

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Assisted in York, McSheerystown, Leanon, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Shamokin parishes. Chaplain at South Mountain Geriatric Rehab, Geisinger Med Center in Danville and Mt. Alto College, Pastor in Gettysburg, Lancaster, Steelton, Sunbury, Northumberland and administrator in Enhaut and Lewisburg. Retired 2010, lived at Elysburg parish, then a Bishop Datillo Retirement Center for priests. Died 2/22/17. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have been accused of the sexual abuse of a child.

Fr. Mark J. Haynes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Arrested 10/14, charged with felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children -- Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility for posting two photos on Instagram of girl younger than 14, one nude, one close-up of vaginal area. His user name for Instagram was of a young female; traced by investigators to his parish, SS Simon and Jude, West Chester PA. Also found to have posted many other child porn images and lewd emails with the young girl in the two photos; her identity unknown at time of arrest. Arrested 2/15 by FBI for the child porn. Three women 2/15 alleged sex abuse as children in 1990s by Haynes; one said he forced her to perform oral sex on him during confession. Worked since '85 at 8 parishes, Office for Youth and Young adults; also high school chaplain. Pled guilty 6/15 to distributing child porn. Sentenced 2/16 to 20 years in prison.

Fr. Patrick J. Healy

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as credibly accused by diocese in 10/18. Died in 6/99. Abuse reported after his death. Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl over 100 times for several years, beginning in 1966 when the girl was age 17 and a student at Saints Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney. Healy was assigned at the time to Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish. The suit was settled in 2020 in the low six figures.

Fr. James T. Henry

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Diocese learned in 1987 of abuse of a 15-year-old girl. He was transferred, sent for treatment, then reassigned. Ministry was permanently restricted in 2004 and he was living a supervised life. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Fr. John Herber

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Shown in the Toledo OH diocese in the 1989 Catholic Directory. Name on Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18, noted to have "multiple allegations of sexual abuse of children." Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. Deceased. Last shown the in 2012 Directory, at a Carthagena OH parish, Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Fr. Robert J. Hermley

Order: OSFS
Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 2003 of abuse of boy in Philadelphia 1976-80. Reported in 1987 to his Order for having abused a youth in the early 1980s in NJ. Convicted in 1982 in PA of indecent assault of boys, ages 13 and 14, during Wilmington assignment. Received three years probation. Reinstated to ministry same year in VA. Retired in 2003. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report. Died 8/30/09. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Br. William Charles Hildebrand

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked in OH, KY, PA, HI, CA. Accused in 2014 of abusing students at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, where he worked 1951-61. One person alleged abuse at the school by Hildebrand when in 2014 fellow Marianist, Br. Bernard Hartman, was facing trial in Australia on child abuse charges. The Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, and four people came forward with allegations against Hildebrand. Died 10/16/79. Diocese says it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Marianists list of accused 6/24/20. On the Covington diocese's 7/31/20 list.

Fr. John Hoehl

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Placed on leave due to allegations and sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1986. Reassigned. Allegedly abused boys, ages 9-18, including sodomy, 1960s-90s One alleged victim later died by suicide. Sexual assault alleged also of a female high schooler. Left active priesthood in 1988. Civil suits filed by 7-8 men in 2001 and 2003-04 alleging abuse by Hoehl in early 1980s. Laicized 6/04. Per 2002 article, he was children's therapist in WV. Board of Counselors investigated and found allegations credible. Surrendered his license 3/07. In 10/07 32 alleged victims settled with the diocese. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. New suit filed 8/18. Suit filed 10/18 by man alleging rape ages 14-17 by Hoehl when he was headmaster and counselor at Quigley Catholic High in Baden. Suit filed 11/18.

Fr. Gerard J. Hoffman

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Placed on leave in 7/08 after allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in the 1970s. Was parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Doylestown at time of his suspension. Archdiocese reported this was first allegation against Hoffman. As of 3/09, archdiocese said Review Board could not substantiate original charge but did find evidence of abuse of a second minor. Hoffman agreed to live a supervised life of prayer and penance at a priest retirement home.

Fr. P. Lawrence Homer

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Multiple complaints. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Resigned in 10/93. Removed from ministry 7/3/02. In 1967 there was a report to a Fr. Post that Homer had a 14-year-old girl in his locked office when she was supposed to be in class, asked her inappropriate sexual questions and made inappropriate comments. A second similar allegation involving a 14-year-old girl followed; he was said to have unbuttoned this girl's blouse and french kissed her. Transferred to another parish. In 1/88 a woman told the diocese that Homer molested her in 1964 when she was age 14. More complaints surfaced, including of an incident with a nun. Sent twice for evaluation and treatment. Died in 2015. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. James F. Hopkins

Ordained: 1900
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Ordained in Buffalo NY. First assignment was in Sharon, PA, then Corry. Pastor 1906 in East Brady. Subbed in summers in Titusville. Permanent Rector at St. Titus in Titusville 1928 until his death. Elevated to Monsignor in 1949. Died 7/14/57. Per his bio, "Boy and Girls Scout Troops have received his especial [sic] care." Name included on Erie diocese's updated list 7/18/18 and in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A woman told Bishop Trautman in 1993 that Hopkins abused her in the St. Titus rectory when she was age 13 in 1945. She said he would "plant a sloppy kiss" on girls' mouths and grab and fondle them. Name removed in 7/20 from building at St. Bonaventure University.

Fr. Leo J. Houseknecht

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In 1/04 civil lawsuit, a woman alleged sexual abuse by Houseknecht when she was a student at Notre Dame High School in Bethlehem Township in the 1970s and Houseknecht was a teacher. She said Houseknecht spoke to her using crude/sexual language and that he inappropriately hugged her, his penis erect, at her family home. Per the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, the womans said Houseknecht and another priest knew she was being abused by Rev. Richard J. Guiliani. Houseknecht was an active pastor when he died in 1990 at age 53. On 8/19/18 Allentown list.

Fr. Joseph F. Houston

Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Bishop McCormick was told in 6/71 by a priest that Houston was seen multiple times going into a motel room late at night with a minor female, and that they were seen in public together regularly. In 5/02 the victim contacted Bishop Timlin, saying Houston took advantage of her when she was ages 14-17. She did not want law enforcement involved. Houston wrote her a letter of apology. Faculties removed 6/02. Laicized 6/04. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Seminarian Philip A. Hower

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Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Seminarian studying at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus OH in 1985, assigned to a parish in Sellinsgrove PA. Removed. Filed a RICO lawsuit in 2004 against the U.S. Church, claiming he was blocked from ordination for blowing the whistle on homosexual priests. The case was settled in 2005. Hower's name was included on the Diocese of Harrisburg's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. It revealed that Hower's sister told the diocese in 1988 that Hower molested her son when the boy was ages 5-7. Hower was a seminarian in 1988 for the Tucson diocese. Harrisburg informed Tucson. Hower was not ordained.

Br. Regis Howitz

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused along with Rev. Charles Newman of sexually abusing a teen boy in the mid-1990s. Newman was principal of Archbishop Ryan High School and Howitz was a maintenance worker at the school. Newman allegedly plied the boy with drugs and alcohol Allegations against both men reportedly deemed credible by the archdiocese and Franciscans. Both ordered to live a life of prayer and penance. The boy died of a drug overdose at age 28 in 2006.

Fr. Daniel J. Hoy

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Retired in 1998. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of allegations involving sexual abuse of minor. Last assignment: in residence at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Strafford. Died in 7/11 before investigation completed. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation was inconclusive due to his death.

Fr. John J. Huber

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2009 a man told the diocese that he was sexually abused by Huber as a boy. He said he had told Huber during confession that he was possibly attracted to men and that Huber told him he should attend 1:1 counseling with him. The man said that during some of the sessions Huber performed oral sex on him then gave him $20.00. The same man said that a Fr. Adams molested him in fourth or fifth grade. Huber died in 1998.

Fr. Barry M. Hudock

Ordained: 1996
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Hudock's name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese's list. Laicized at some point. Married. Per an online bio, he worked for nonprofits in WV, then settled in Albany, MN with his wife and seven children. Published author, blogger. Working in July 2018 for Liturgical Press at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It shows report in 2008 to diocese that in 1996-97 Hudock sexually abused a 17-year-old girl who was a student at Mercyhurst Prep. He was let go in 2008 from his job at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse NY after they were notified of the allegations. He had been living in Syracuse with his wife and children.

Fr. Edward G. Huff

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 1992 two families in two days complained to Diocese that Huff had molested their sons. After treatment Huff was made a hospital chaplain in late 1992. Within two months several more families complained of abuse 1987-91. He was sent back to treatment and resigned from priesthood 7 weeks later. Pled guilty in 1994 to charges of improperly touching and providing alcohol to several youths. Sentenced to 15 mo to 5 yrs in prison as result of plea bargain. Other charges dropped. Allegation in 5/08 of molestation of an altar boy in early 1980s. Also, files show that on 6/14/15 Huff showed up at altar server training at a New Castle parish and asked a teen boy if he wanted to go to a Pittsburgh Pirates game with him. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 9/18. Another filed 11/18.

Fr. Joseph D. Hulko

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese's 8/19/18 list. Sent for treatment six times between 1982 and 2003. Admitted to the diocese in 9/03 that he sexually abused a girl when he was chaplain at St. Francis Orphanage in Orwigsburg 6/71-10/71. His victim was a 14-year-old resident of the orphanage. Per diocese notes the abuse occurred over approximately one year, as much as twice per week. Retired 9/1/03. Moved to Robertsville, MO.

Fr. John F. Hummell

Ordained: 1965
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accusations received in 10/05 that Hummell abused a minor in the mid-1970s. Placed on leave in late 6/06 without faculties after diocesan investigation revealed a "patterns of behavior that would be considered sexual abuse." Case referred to Vatican.

Fr. James M. Iannarella

Ordained: 1996
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from active ministry in 1999 due to "known [recent] sexual misconduct" with a 17-year-old girl, over a three-month period. Sent for evaluation. Placed on administrative leave. until 2003. Assigned to Drexel University 2001-2005 until name appeared in PA Grand Jury Report. Laicization announced 3/07.

Fr. Leonard Inman

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Ordained: 1961
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Named as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese in lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests in 2/03. Bishop Adamec said Inman had been out of public ministry since 1989 and that assignments while he was active were deliberate and done for monitoring. Per the PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, "Bishop Hogan was very much aware that Inman was raping children..." while assigned to Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 1971-86. One boy reported to police in 1986 that Inman started raping him when he was age 11, 4 years prior. Inman was known to "troll" the area for sex with boys, after which he would pay them. Hogan denied police investigators access to the Cathedral. They wanted to wire a witness, but Inman suddenly stopped "trolling the ally [sic] for sex." The investigation stopped after Hogan met with the Altoona Police Chief, and Inman was sent for treatment. He died 6/1/01.

Fr. Stanley Janowski

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Also served as vice principal. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn's 1994 list of extern priests who were 'guilty of sexual misconduct with minors.' Twice accused of sexual abuse of minors but order's investigation was inconclusive. Order did settle with one individual. Believed in 2012 to be living in WI.

Fr. Joseph W. Jerge

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Report to diocese early 1989 of allegations of sex abuse of young boys. Sent to St. Luke's in MD 4/89 for treatment. Returned to restricted ministry 11/89. Concerns to diocese in 4/01 by a Fr. Fischer about Jerge's contact with young boys. Moved to another parish 6/91. Removed 9/92 after another complaint, about his grooming behavior with a boy. Sent to priests' retirement facility. Died 4/17/06.

Fr. Stephen E. Jeselnick

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on the Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Jeselnick was accused in 2017, along with a former seminarian, Jack Tome, of sexually abusing of 3 boys, who were brothers, in the late 1970s in Meadeville PA. Jeselnick strongly denied the allegations and said he had never heard of Tome. Transferred to Denver archdiocese beginning 12/82. Became Air Force chaplain 1985. In 1991 a man told the diocese that Jeselnick sexually abused him when he was a vulnerable 20-year-old whose father was dying. The man sued and received a settlement in 2005. Jeselnick was reported in 2018 to be living in Colorado Springs and forbidden to function as a priest. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. "Father D" in CO A.G. report 10/22/19.

Fr. Richard G. Jones

Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of two teenage boys. Archdiocese learned of first instance in 1988. On health leave 1988-1990, leave of absence 1990-1993. Left active ministry in 1993. Civil suit filed 2004 alleging abuse 1980-1983. Included in Grand Jury report of 2005. Laicization announced 2005. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Rev. William Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fr. William E. Jones

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2002 after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor more than 20 years previously. Civil suit was filed in 1/04. alleging that Jones molested at least one youth on numerous occasions 1978-80. It also said that Jones and another priest performed oral sex on the plaintiff and several other boys during a trip. Suit was dismissed 1/05 due to the statute of limitations. Jones died in 5/04 at age 70. Also accused in a suit of using crude/sexual language toward a teenage girl.

Fr. Edward Joyce

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1969. Allegation in 12/02 to D.A. that Joyce inappropriately touched a boy 1966-68, with naked massages and heavy touching. Another priest was said to have walked in on them and Joyce was reassigned to an all-girls school. Alleged victim filed suit against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl in 10/18.

Fr. Edward W. Jungquist

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Worked in Erie, Grove City, Oil City and Titusville parishes, then in Pensacola FL in 1989. On Leave of Absence 1991-92, then no longer indexed in the Official Catholic Directory. Appears to have moved to Tucson, AZ. Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18, under "deceased." Updated list 4/5/19 notes "whereabouts unknown," and "forbidden to function as priest." Included on the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese's list of credibly accused.

Fr. Marvin Justi

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Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Died: 02/11/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Died 2/11/09. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Worked in Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese in the 1970s. In 2016 the Pittsburgh diocese received a report from a woman that when she was age 17 in 1969 and a Sewickley Valley Hospital nursing students, Justi was a patient who became aroused as she bathed him and insisted she keep washing his genitals. She said he then would send her suggestive letters and notes. Her mother reported Justi to his superior. The woman also said that in 1982 when she worked in physical therapy in Ambridge, Justi was a patient who undressed and refused to dress when she tried to start the session. In 1985 he reportedly showed up at her house, used the restroom, then entered the living room naked, his genitals freshly shaven. On the Kansas City KS archdiocese's list in 1/25/19.

Fr. Joseph D. Karabin

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Allegation in 3/80 of recent abuse. Sent to House of Affirmation for treatment. Placed on leave in 1985 due to report of recent abuse of an 8th grade boy. Sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation and treatment. Reassigned to non-parish ministries. A third report in 10/91 of past abuse of a 13 to 14-year-old altar boy. Karabin admitted to abusing two other boys. Accused in 1997 of abuse of a college youth. Formally withdrew from ministry in 2002. Accused in a 4/04 suit of molesting a youth in 1983 and 1984. Accused by two others in a 9/04 suit. Claims included in diocese's 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Andrew M. Kawecki

Ordained: 1980
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

From Poland. Ordained for the Greenburg diocese. Placed on leave in 5/19 pending investigation by law enforcement of an allegation that he sexually abused a minor fifteen years prior. Pastor of St. Joseph in Everson and St. John the Baptist in Scottdale at the time of his suspension. Arrested in 8/20, charged with indecent assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with an altar boy for three years, beginning in 2004 when the boy was age 11. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Fairchance.

Fr. Kevin L. Kayda

Ordained: 2013
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

In 9/13 a parent reported to the diocese concerns that Kayda was having inappropriate interactions with their minor daughter on Facebook. The diocese confronted Kayda and had his computer forensically examined. Pornographic images of adolescents were found, as well as internet visits to child porn websites. Kayda died by suicide 10/3/13 at age 27. He wrote several suicide notes which alluded to his having been an abuse victim. He did not name his abuser. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Charles A. Kaza

Ordained: 1972
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Monsignor. Removed from active ministry as pastor of St. Tobias in Brockway in 5/13/19 due to allegations that he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s, while assigned to St John the Baptist in Erie. On 6/1/20 the diocese announced that the allegations could not be substantiated and Kaza was returning to active ministry.

Fr. Joseph H. Kean

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Ordained: 1964
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list. Report to diocese in 12/92 that Kean abused a boy over several years, starting when he was age 12 and Kean was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Tower City. Kean was at the parish 1/77-1/83. Kean acknowledged the abuse and to abusing the boy's friend. May have been sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. More victims identified by Grand Jury, found in secret archives. Second victim contacted the diocese in 1999 re abuse as a teen altar boy in the 1970s in Tower City. A third man came forward in 4/02, saying that Msgr. William Jones sexually abused him then introduced him to and "shared" him with Kean. He said Kean performed oral sex on him and other boys in his Tower City bedroom. Reports in 2005 of abuse of two more: a Tower City altar boy ages 10-15 and an Ashland boy 1987-88, who went on to be heroin-addicted and suicidal. Kean retired 2002. Laicized 6/26/07.

Br. John J. Keegan

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows in 1945. Worked in Dayton OH, Hamilton OH, Pittsburgh PA and Brooklyn NY. Left the Order in 1962. Died in 2007. In 4/14 a man alleged abuse as a minor by Keegan at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh 1957-61. After the Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims, two brothers came forward. Diocese said it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of the Marianists apologized in writing to Diocese and students. By 5/14 six men had reported sexual abuse by Keegan as minors at North Catholic during 1956-61. Included on the Marianists' 6/24/20 list of accused.

Fr. Thomas C. Kelley

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18 and 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Parish priest, "Special Ministry" at St. Mark's Seminary, and 9/85-6/89 Dean of North American College in Rome, Italy. On Diocesan Review Board 3/92-6/94. Accusations of "inappropriate sexual contact" with at least five males; victims were high school or seminary students, ages 18-25. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment 9/95, and 4/96-9/96. Returned to ministry as parish pastor in Stockton, TX, Diocese of San Angelo. Died 2/21/05. Settlement in the high five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of an altar boy, age 12, at least three times in 1968, at St. Peter's Cathedral.

Fr. Joseph P. Kelly

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Monsignor. Retired in 2006. Among assignments were Boys Town in NE, Project Hope, Camp St. Andrew (Director), and St. Michael's School in Falls Township (Director in the 1970s). Taught for 25 years in diocesan schools. Named publicly by the diocese in 10/20 as accused, with seven allegations against him, four of them deemed credible. All were from men who had been committed as boy's to St. Michael's. Added to the diocese's list. Kelly denied the allegations. Placed on leave when the allegations were received via the diocese's Independent Survivors Compensation Program. Settlement in the mid-five figures in 2020 of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 13, in 1978 at St. Michael's.

Fr. Robert Joseph Kelly

Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per the PA AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Kelly sexually abused a boy, age 12-13, in 1975-77 while assigned to a State College parish. He reportedly groomed the boy with drive-in movies, drives to the mountains and offers of beer. Victim notified diocese in 1993; Bishop Adamec sent Kelly to treatment then reassigned him, despite being assessed as "pedophilic" and the recommendation he avoid young people. Victim sued in 2003. Report said Kelly also made advances on a 14-year-old boy in 1978. Kelly was identified as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 people against 2 other priests in 2/03. In 5/04 the diocese settled claims for 21 plaintiffs for $3.7M, including claim against Kelly. Remained in ministry until 2/27/15, when removed during internal investigation after review of previous allegations. On Charleston diocese's list 3/29/19. Was visiting priest there.

Fr. Thomas J. Kerestus

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Regional director for three CYO groups, chaplain for Appalachian Trail Scouting Council. In 1985-86 parishioners wrote to Bishop Welsh with concerns about Kerestus' close and inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy. In 10/92 an 18-year-old male told the diocese that Kerestus sexually abused him for five years. Assessed by St. John Vianney Center in 2005 to be in the "moderate-high range" for "sexual re-offense." A third man reported in 4/16 that Kerestus abused him 1975-80 when the man was a 15-year-old Holy Name High School student in West Reading. Removed 2002, given retirement status. Died in 2014. A 7/20 lawsuit claims abuse of a boy, ages 11-18, in the 1970s-early '80s. At least one settlement.

Fr. Gary L. Ketcham

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as accused on on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused sometime before 3/89 of sex abuse of two boys in Mobile AL, where he was visiting friends. Sent to treatment at Guest House in MN, St. Luke's in MD, then on "Health Leave" at St. Patrick's/St. Hedwig Cluster in Erie 6/90-7/90. Charged in 2/90. Pled guilty. Fined $15,000. Suspended 11/98-2004. Laicized 2004. Added to Buffalo diocese's list 11/18. Faculty member at St. Bonaventure University 1977-84.

Fr. William N. Killian

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Ordained: 1935
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 2002 a woman reported to the archdiocese that she was sexually abused as a child in the 1950s by Killian, at St. Richard's in South Philadelphia. He allegedly would have her change from her school uniform into a ballerina outfit from his closet, then have her lie on bed while he molested her. She told her mom who spoke with someone, then said she would not have to go to rectory again. Killian remained in his position. The older brother of a classmate confirmed the story about Killian and the "costume closet." Killian died in 1965. Named in a 2006 civil suit.

Br. James Kline

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

In 2014 fellow Marianist Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations when one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. After the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims, allegations were made against 7 other brothers, including at least one against Kline. Kline was at North Catholic 1940-47. Also worked in OH, DC and Puerto Rico. He died in 12/97. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students.

Fr. John Kline

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Ordained: 1949
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Attorneys for one man announced 3/15/11 that they would be filing suit alleging that Kline, while assigned to St. Francis Xavier Parish and High School in 1968 or 1969, abused the then-adolescent youth. Kline died in 1/96. Suit was filed 3/16/11 in NJ. Plaintiff alleged Kline also abused his brother.

Fr. George D. Koharchik

Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Removed from St Catherine of Siena in Mount Union 8/12 and placed on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors in Cambria County in late 1970s. By 8/25/12, several other accusers had approached the diocese. DA's office turned the investigation over to the AG's office 11/12. Per the AG's 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Koharchik "is certainly a child predator." He admitted to the GJ in 3/15 to molesting "close to" 12 children. He would grope young boys while driving and playing Bill Cosby tapes which featured the word "penis." He had young boys sleep, shower and wrestle with him, and sit on his lap. He would pat their buttocks. Koharchik served on the Presbytery Council during the trial of admitted child molester, Rev. Francis Luddy. Defrocked 1/22/16.

Fr. Thomas M. Kohler

Ordained: 1968
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Removed from assignment in 1994 and remained on leave until 2005. Accused of abuse of a male in the mid-1970s and of taking nude photos of a 15-year-old boy in 1994 in New Jersey. Criminal charges filed in that case. Outcome unclear. Accused in a in a 1995 civil suit of abuse of an altar boy 1973-78; settled. Laicization announced in 2005.

Fr. Louis J. Kolenkiewicz

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Suspended 2/15 after discovery by D.A. that porn he had downloaded in 2005 included photos of minors. Investigated by D.A. 2005 and 2011 for downloading porn. Removed for three years. No charges filed due to church not preserving evidence, per D.A. Received treatment after 2011 incident. Had returned to parish ministry in 6/14. On leave 6/15 after local police found him working at parish and told archdiocese to keep him away from children. Cleared by archdiocesan review board; to return 6/19/17, assigned to Cathedral.

Fr. Thaddeus T. Kondzielski

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Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Cathedral Prep for 19 years. Report in 1/13 from man saying when he was a Prep sophomore 30 years prior, Kondzielski had him lift weights with him, both of them naked. Kondzielski didn't admit nor deny the behavior. He admitted he had students sleep overnight with him in his bed. Retired 4/29/13. Not allowed to function as a priest.

Fr. Matthew J. Kornacki

Ordained: 1973
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of possession of child pornography 2001-2003. Placed on leave in 2003 and sent for treatment. Indicted and pleaded guilty in 2004. Sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. His ministry was permanently restricted. Registered sex offender in PA.

Fr. Albert T. Kostelnick

Ordained: 1954
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of fondling at least 18 girls over a 32-year period. Reported in 1987, 1988 and 1992. Kept in ministry until 2002. His ministry was permanently restricted and he accepted a supervised life. Died 3/30/09. Testimony in 3/12 trial of Msgr. Lynn. One woman, molested as a teen when she served meals in the rectory, testified she wrote directly to Lynn, a childhood acquaintance, in 12/01. Kostelnick denied abuse. Sent for evaluation.

Fr. William Kovach

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Accused in 1982 of molesting a boy, showing him porno movies, fondling and performing oral sex on him. Admitted the abuse to Bishop Hogan; kept in ministry, not to have contact with children. Kovach nonetheless was assigned to a parish with no enforced restrictions, even teaching children. He was evaluated in1988 but ministry was not limited until 2001. He was identified in 2/03 as one of 9 "predator" priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests. The PA Attorney General's 3/1//16 Grand Jury report concluded that "Kovach was a child predator who had been enabled by the Diocese," citing Bishops Hogan and Adamec as keeping Kovach's secrets. Police were never notified.

Fr. George J. Koychick

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Assistant at parishes in Harrisburg, Mt. Carmel, York, Mechanicsburg. Pastor in Williamstown, York, Palmyra. Chaplain of PA Industrial School in Camp Hill 1957-62. Allegations in 2003 of child sexual abuse in 1970s, deemed 'credible' by diocese. Diocese did not make this public until 8/16; said Koychick was already retired in 2003, law enforcement notified, and Koychick forbidden to function as a priest. Name on diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18.

Fr. Henry R. Krawczyk

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Ordained: 1978
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Reprimanded in 1986 for providing alcohol and marijuana to minors and for making sexual advances on minors and an an 18-year-old male. Reprimanded in 1992 for giving beer to a minor. Diocese found the complaints unsubstantiated but credible. In 2003 an inebriated 19 year-old Univ. of Pittsburgh football player fell to his death from attic of Krawczyk's church. Krawczyk charged with providing alcohol. Pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter 9/06; received 7 years probation. Civil suit settled 1/06. In 11/06 the diocese received a report from two brothers that Krawczyk had sexually abused their younger brother after plying him with marijuana and alcohol. The alleged victim died by suicide in 8/06. Krawczyk named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Gerard H. Krebs

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese's list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least three known alleged victims. Went on "Health Leave 3/90-5/90 to Guest House in MN. In 3/02 a former student of Venango Christian High, where Krebs worked 1964-1970, told diocese Krebs molested him when he was a senior in 1968. Another report 4/01 of abuse of a boy in the late 1960s. In 10/06 a man alleged Krebs sexually abused him in the 1960s where he was a student 1964-68. He said he knew of a 1969 graduate who also alleged abuse by Krebs, and that he also abused other classmates. Krebs was sent in 2002 to St. Luke's in MD. Retired 1/04. Died 5/05.

Fr. Edward L. Kryston

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese was aware as early as 5/84 of concerns that Kryston was inappropriately focused on and involved with girls, grade-school and high school aged, at St. Pius X parish, where he was assigned. Transferred in 7/4 to another parish where similar complaints continued, including that he was "drinking and fooling around with girls, arranging a dinner fro two in the rector with an eighth grade girl, and asking a CCD class how they would feel if they were naked answering the telephone." He was also reportedly touching girls' buttocks at school dances. In 1/96 he was sent to St. Luke's Institute for evaluation, then residential treatment. He was returned to parish ministry in 9/96. Placed on leave 2/28/02 and sent to St. John Vianney Manor to live, near a high school. Still there in 11/11.

Fr. Jerome Kucan

Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Croatian Franciscan. Died 12/31/10. Name included on Erie diocese's list 4/6/18. Included on Harrisburg diocese's 8/1/18 list. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese from a 39-year-old man in 3/05 that Kucan sexually abused him from the age of 8 at St. Anthony's Croatian Church in Sharon. Allegedly Kucan performed oral sex on the boy, and another religious brother was sometimes present and would do the same thing. Diocese informed Order. Removed from ministry. Another report to diocese from a woman in 2007 of abuse of her husband when he was an altar boy in the mid-1950s at St. Anthony's. The woman said Kucan also abused her husband's cousins, who died by suicide in 1993. She said she heard other men abused by Kucan also died by suicide. Kucan died 12/10.

Fr. Thomas J. Kujovsky

Ordained: 1957
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Monsignor. Pastored many parishes. Principal of Holy Spirit School in Mt. Carmel. Head of archives at the Diocesan Center, on diocesan Marriage Tribunal. Allegation of pornography in Kujovsky's room with an image of a nude altar boy. Another time, a book of animated pornography was found in his room that appeared to show child sex abuse. D.A. determined that it was not criminal. Died 3/28/15. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Francis G. Kulig

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaint to diocese 11/86 from a man alleging Kulig sexually abused his son beginning when the boy was age 12 and continuing until 1985. Kulig admitted to a "relationship" with the boy. In treatment 2/87-8/87, while pastor of St. Mary of the Lake in Lake Winola. Resigned from St. Mary's 8/87, assigned to a convent chaplaincy. Family of victim received $10K settlement. Kulig's faculties removed 7/02. On diocese's list 8/19/18.

Fr. Anujit Kumar

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Ordained: 2002
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Missionary priest from India. In 9/08 a female altar server reported that Kumar kissed her on the lips several times, using his tongue, then asked for her phone number and gave her is business card and a gift. Other altar servers witnessed the incident. He admitted to the behavior and said he was trying to recruit her for the convent. Victim and her family did not want to prosecute.

Seminarian Kevin Labuda

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Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Labuda's name was included on the Harrisburg diocese's list released 8/1/18. Accused of the sexual abuse of a child. Reportedly a seminarian for two weeks. Convicted in 2010 of beating a priest with an ax handle for whom he was working as a business manager in a Greensburg diocese parish. Sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison. Per news accounts, Labuda claimed he was removed from the seminary due to injuries he had suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Fr. Dexter A. Lanctot

Ordained: 1976
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) regarding priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served three months in federal prison for breaking into a naval air station as part of a nuclear weapons protest in 1987. Chaplain of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Faculties restricted in 8/93 after he conducted a public exorcism on the steps of archdiocesan headquarters, as a protest of greed in the archdiocese. Left priesthood in 1995. Chaplain at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia beginning in 2007.

Fr. Hugh J. Lang

Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Retired in 2006. Former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall and superintendent of diocesan schools. Placed on leave after allegation to the diocese 8/27/18 that he sexually abused an 11-year-old altar boy in 2001. His accuser said Lang took him alone to a room in the church basement, told him he was a troublemaker and to take off his clothes, then performed sex acts on him. He said the priest then took a photo of him and said he would show it to others if he didn't behave. Lang denied the allegation. Arrested 1/25/19. Found guilty at trial 11/19. Sentenced in 2/20 to 9 to 23 months and 29 days in prison. On 3/5/20 the sentence was vacated. Lang's conviction was overturned 3/9/20 when a new judge determined that Lang's due process had been violated. He was to get a new trial. The D.A. filed an appeal.

Fr. Thomas F. Lawler

Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Accused of the sexual abuse of multiple boys throughout his priesthood. Moved frequently until his last 16 years at Sacred Heart in Lewisburg. Name included on the diocese's list released 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. One man told the diocese in 2002 that Lawler molested him at age 10 in 1963. In 2014 another man reported that Lawler sexually abused him from age 13 in 1985 until Lawler died in 1987.

Fr. Michael S. Lawrence

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Concerns about Lawrence's behavior as early as 1970 while in seminary. In 2002 a man alleged that Lawrence molested him at age 12 during a tutoring session in 1982 at St. Catharine of Siena in Mount Penn. He said told his parents immediately when he returned home, sobbing, and that his father called the church. The next day his father met with the diocese's top administrator. Lawrence admitted to molesting the boy and was gone the next day, sent to St. John Vianney in Downingtown for treatment. He was back in a parish assignment within a year. The boy's father complained again to Bishop Welsh in1986 and 1994; Welsh removed him from parish work but assigned him to the Diocesan Tribunal. Welsh retired in 1998. Lawrence wasn't removed until 2002. A civil suit was filed in 2004. In 11/09 a reported to the diocese that Lawrence sexually abused him at age 13. Lawrence died in 4/15. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Fr. Fidelis G. Lazar

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Ordained: 1963
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Lazar's name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese's list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers. Noted to be no longer in ministry. Died 3/18/18 in CT. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It revealed that Pittsburgh diocese received report in 1986 from a male teen that Lazar sexually abused him in 6/86. Sent to Diocesan treatment facility; admitted to sexual activity with children. Went on leave of absence. Withdrew from active ministry 9/89. Another allegation 9/94 of repeated abuse in early 1980s of a male teen. In 3/02 a man alleged abuse in the 1960s by Lazar at St. Vincent's Prep School in Latrobe. Lawsuit in 7/20 claims abuse in 1975 of a 7-year-old.

Fr. Richard M. Lelonis

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Diocese announced in 11/18 that Lelonis was suspended from ministry 9/12/18 after two men told the diocese he abused them as children in the early 1970s to about 1980. Allegations deemed credible, but not yet substantiated. Lelonis denied them. Lelonis was reportedly included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report, his name redacted. The alleged victim in the GJ report said Lelonis abused him for years and threatened to kill him if he told. It also said Lelonis admitted to "an attraction to minors." Sent to St. Luke's for evaluation, returned to ministry. Lelonis' ministry was restricted in 2002. He was assigned to the diocesan Tribunal from 1995. Died 10/20/19.

Fr. Raymond O. Leneweaver

Ordained: 1962
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused of abuse of at least 12 youths 1966-80. Several transfers after Archdiocese first learned of abuse. Left active ministry in 1980. Taught in public schools. Requested reactivation in the late 1990s. Msgr. Lynn denied his request in 1998. Laicized 3/21/05. On 1994 secret list memo.