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.

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