Fr. Ralph N. Ferraldo

Ordained: 1970
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 12/74 from a woman that Ferraldo molested her 16-year-old son and other altar boys and hospital orderly. Timlin denied the allegations. Evaluated in 1985 after an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a hospital patient. In 2/86 Ferraldo was accused of sexual advances toward a 23-year-old male patient. He admitted to the behavior, and said he didn’t know “what comes over him.” Was told to go for evaluation and treatment. Granted Indefinite Leave of Absence 11/30/88. Died in 1997. In 2002 the diocese received a report from the Archdiocese of New York that a man alleged sexual abuse by Ferraldo when he was age 16 or 17 in 1982-83. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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