Fr. Raymond L. Deviney

Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese received a report in 1994 from a woman who said Deviney was sexually inappropriate with her when she was a teen. She said that later, after losing a baby and husband, Deviney violated her. The woman said she contacted Bishop Timlin in 2001 to ask if Deviney had ever received treatment, and that the bishop responded that Deviney hadn’t and that he hoped she could put it all behind her. She pressed again in 10/02; Timlin said Deviney agreed to treatment. The diocese indicated that the allegations were unsubstantiated. On diocese’s list 8/19/18. Permanently removed from ministry.

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