Fr. Joseph W. Jerge

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Report to diocese early 1989 of allegations of sex abuse of young boys. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD 4/89 for treatment. Returned to restricted ministry 11/89. Concerns to diocese in 4/01 by a Fr. Fischer about Jerge’s contact with young boys. Moved to another parish 6/91. Removed 9/92 after another complaint, about his grooming behavior with a boy. Sent to priests’ retirement facility. Died 4/17/06.


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