Fr. Joseph L. Grembocki
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/20 of raping and torturing a boy and his brother in the 1970s. Per the suit Grembocki, Rev. David A. Soderlund (later convicted) and several other priests all abused the boys in the basement of St Catharine’s in Reading. In 1972 Grembocki stepped in to “take the boys under his wing” after their father died. During bible study he would allegedly give the boys a drink which made them fall asleep and they would awaken to the abuse in the basement. Grembocki died in 6/16.
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