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.”

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