Fr. Charles B. Guth
Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA
First named publicly as accused in the 08/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Retired 1973. Died 1986. Report to diocese 7/05 from a man saying Guth sexually abused him at around age 7 in West Newton. Guth was assigned to Holy Family in West Newton 8/44-11/62. The man said that his Sunday School teacher told him that if a person missed mass, they would die. He said he was so worried about his mom, who didn’t attend mass, that he sought out Fr. Guth. He said that he “cried and pleaded for his mother’s soul,” and that the priest pulled his [the boy’s] pants down, fondled him and stuck his finger up his anus. He said that afterward Guth told him that if he told, both he and his mother and his whole family would burn in hell.
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