Fr. Joseph A. Griffin

Ordained: 1927
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

First named publicly in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1988. Report to diocese in 9/09 by a 42-year-old man that Griffin sexually abused him in 1967, when he was age 9. The man said the abuse occurred when Griffin would take him and other boys on trips to Seneca Lake, NY and to a cottage at Lake Henry in the Poconos.On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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