Fr. David F. Dzermejko

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Removed 6/09 after allegation of sex abuse of a boy between 1979-84. Wife of alleged victim said he told her before dying by suicide 4/09. Dzermejko denied the allegation. A 2nd man in 6/09 reported abuse 1979-82 as a 5th to 7th grade altar boy. Review Board found allegation credible 8/10. A 3rd man in 1/12 reported abuse in the late 1980s at ages 15-16. File sent to Rome. Indicted 5/13 on federal charge of child porn possession. Pled guilty 11/7/13. Sentenced 4/25/14 to 3 years federal prison followed by 12 years probation. At sentencing, he denied sexual improprieties while a priest. Laicized 10/31/15. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report which states, “Dzermejko was reported to have had inappropriate contact with several young boys, conduct which included anal and oral sexual assaults of young minors. “

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