Fr. Joseph Gaborek

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Per PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Gaborek molested and brutally sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy in 1982. Boy ran for help. State Police investigated. Bishop Hogan struck an agreement with police – Gaborek was quietly sent to MI for “treatment” then assigned to another parish. In 1984 Hogan sent Gaborek “on retreat” to Orchard Lake, which was a boys’ school. Placed on permanent leave in 7/88. Arrested in 9/89 for sexual assault of a dog in a parking lot. In 5/99, charged with molesting a 14-year-old runaway after giving him beer and showing him porn. Named as “predator priest” in a 2/03 civil suit. Laicization announced in 2004.

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