Fr. Stephen E. Jeselnick

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on the Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Jeselnick was accused in 2017, along with a former seminarian, Jack Tome, of sexually abusing of 3 boys, who were brothers, in the late 1970s in Meadeville PA. Jeselnick strongly denied the allegations and said he had never heard of Tome. Transferred to Denver archdiocese beginning 12/82. Became Air Force chaplain 1985. In 1991 a man told the diocese that Jeselnick sexually abused him when he was a vulnerable 20-year-old whose father was dying. The man sued and received a settlement in 2005. Jeselnick was reported in 2018 to be living in Colorado Springs and forbidden to function as a priest. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. “Father D” in CO A.G. report 10/22/19.


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