Fr. P. Lawrence Homer

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Ordained: 1959
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Multiple complaints. First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Resigned in 10/93. Removed from ministry 7/3/02. In 1967 there was a report to a Fr. Post that Homer had a 14-year-old girl in his locked office when she was supposed to be in class, asked her inappropriate sexual questions and made inappropriate comments. A second similar allegation involving a 14-year-old girl followed; he was said to have unbuttoned this girl’s blouse and french kissed her. Transferred to another parish. In 1/88 a woman told the diocese that Homer molested her in 1964 when she was age 14. More complaints surfaced, including of an incident with a nun. Sent twice for evaluation and treatment. Died in 2015. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.


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