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.

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