Fr. Anthony P. Conmy

Ordained: 1953
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Died 3/12/79, age 51. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese’s 8/19/18 list. in 4/08 a 49-year-old woman told the diocese that Conmy sexually assaulted her when she was age 10. She said he drove her to a wooded area where he grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth and his knee in her stomach, and that she begged him not to kill her. She said he disrobed her, touched her, made her touch him, then performed oral sex on her. The diocese first knew of concerns about Conmy in 1955. In a letter Msgr Dennis Kane sent to Bishop Hannan, Kane suggested Conmy be moved to a “remote parish” due to the danger of a “friendship which is not good for him and which is the occasion of gossip.” Kane wrote that this “will mean much for his protection.” On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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