Fr. Robert J. Gibson

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Allegations first made public by the diocese in 9/08. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 1/95 of the sexual abuse of a boy, age 14, in 1975. He admitted the abuse and was sent to St. John Vianney in Downington for evaluation and treatment. Victim sued. Settled for $30K. Placed in 8/95 in residence and under supervision at a parish rectory. In 1997 a woman complained that Gibson was grooming her son. GIbson was sent again to Downington. Placed 2/1/98 at St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer, MO. Faculties removed. Allegation the same month of abuse of his minor nephew. Three more men came forward with allegations, in 4/02, 10/05 and 7/07. One said the abuse occurred 1973 through 1974. Gibson died in 2012. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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