Fr. Gary L. Ketcham

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as accused on on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused sometime before 3/89 of sex abuse of two boys in Mobile AL, where he was visiting friends. Sent to treatment at Guest House in MN, St. Luke’s in MD, then on “Health Leave” at St. Patrick’s/St. Hedwig Cluster in Erie 6/90-7/90. Charged in 2/90. Pled guilty. Fined $15,000. Suspended 11/98-2004. Laicized 2004. Added to Buffalo diocese’s list 11/18. Faculty member at St. Bonaventure University 1977-84.


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