Fr. Ernest A. Durante

Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury Report as having watched Fr. John Schmeer sexually abuse teenage boys. Left the priesthood in 1987 to marry. Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of molesting a boy. Was working as guidance counselor at a Catholic school in Florida in 2006 when someone told authorities about his past. He then “retired.”

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