Fr. Joseph D. Karabin

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Allegation in 3/80 of recent abuse. Sent to House of Affirmation for treatment. Placed on leave in 1985 due to report of recent abuse of an 8th grade boy. Sent to St. Luke Institute for evaluation and treatment. Reassigned to non-parish ministries. A third report in 10/91 of past abuse of a 13 to 14-year-old altar boy. Karabin admitted to abusing two other boys. Accused in 1997 of abuse of a college youth. Formally withdrew from ministry in 2002. Accused in a 4/04 suit of molesting a youth in 1983 and 1984. Accused by two others in a 9/04 suit. Claims included in diocese’s 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.


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