Fr. Basil Hutsko
Diocese: Diocese of Gary IN
Priest of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma. Assigned to St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Merrillville when placed on leave in 10/18. Had been accused in 2004 of abusing a girl between 1979 and 1983. Church investigated in 2004, said not enough evidence. Deemed credible in 2018. In 8/18 Hutsko claimed he was attacked by an unknown person inside his church and that the assailant yelled, “This is for all the kids!” The FBI investigated it as a potential hate crime. The ‘incident’ was found to be fabricated by Hutsko. The Eparchy of Parma announced in 8/20 that Hutsko was permanently banned from public ministry. He was ordered to live a life of prayer and penance.
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