Fr. Charles Richard Ginder

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Ordained: 1940
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Worked as a diocesan censor and writer. Received 10 years’ probation in 1969 for child porn; not removed from active duty until 1976. Convicted of abuse of 2 youths in 1978. Died in accident 6/7/84. Named in 2004 civil suit. Claims included in Diocese’s 9/07 $1.25 M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. At least two more men later came forward to allege abuse by Ginder as boys. Name included 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.


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