Fr. Joseph D. Hulko

Ordained: 1967
Status: Accused

Died: 09/10/2022
Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/2018 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on the Allentown diocese’s 8/19/2018 list of credibly accused. Sent for treatment six times between 1982 and 2003. Admitted to the diocese in 9/2003 that he sexually abused a girl when he was chaplain at St. Francis Orphanage in Orwigsburg 6/1971-10/1971. His victim was a 14-year-old resident of the orphanage. Per the diocese, the abuse occurred over approximately one year, as much as twice per week. Hulko retired 9/1/2003. Moved to Robertsville, MO. Died 9/10/2022.

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