Fr. Herbert G. Gloekler

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/3/1985
Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

in 4/2002 a woman told a news outlet that Gloekler sexually abused her in the 1950s when she was a student at Sacred Heart School. Another woman came forward in 5/2002, also claiming abuse by the priest in the 1950s. She said that she and the woman who spoke up the previous month, along with her sister and another girl, would help Gloekler in the rectory and he would fondle them and look down their dresses. One of the women alleged the priest raped her. Several other women emerged to say they had witnessed his abuse as children. A former housekeeper for Gloekler at Mt. Calvary parish, where he was assigned in the 1974-1985, said in 8/2003 that she knew of sexual misconduct by Gloekler and Fr. Cooper. Name included on the Erie diocese’s 4/6/2018 list. Named in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Gloekler died 1/3/1985.

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