Fr. Stephen T Forish

Ordained: 1972
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In early 1990s six parents complained about Forist “luring” their children. Accused in 1996 of soliciting sex from 22-year-old man. Acquitted 1998. Sued 2004. Still priest as of 2006 but not active. Arrested in 9/06 for soliciting sex from 26-year-old man on a street corner in Greensburg PA. Forish had been working as a non-church affiliated psychologist at the time of his arrest. Plea deal (terms undisclosed) reached 11/06. Died in car auto accident 12/06. Name on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

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