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.

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