Fr. Thomas J. Crum

Ordained: 1975
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Youngstown OH

Removed in 6/2009 after newly reported allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage student more than 30 years prior. When confronted, Crum admitted the allegations were true and was sent to a treatment facility. Assigned to Cardinal Mooney High School as well as to St. James in Warren and St. John the Baptist during the relevant time period. Three additional allegations were received within one month. Laicization announced 07/19/2010. Included on the diocese’s list 10/29/2018. Accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a boy, age 12, in 1981 while assigned to St. Christine’s in Youngstown. The abuse allegedly occurred during a trip to Colorado and included Crum plying the boy with alcohol. The suit settled in 2020 in the low five figures.

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