Fr. Edward M. DePaoli

Ordained: 1970
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Convicted in 1986 of possession of child porn. Received a one-year suspended sentence. Continued “extremely restricted ministry” until 2002 but did more than allowed because of “communications breakdown.” Accused in 2002 of abuse of a 14-year-old girl in 1970. Placed on leave. Allegations found credible in 2004. Laicized 8/11/04. Nun testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that she was fired after she sent one of his porn magazines to then-Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.