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.


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