Fr. Edward L. Kryston

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Ordained: 1974
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. The diocese was aware as early as 5/84 of concerns that Kryston was inappropriately focused on and involved with girls, grade-school and high school aged, at St. Pius X parish, where he was assigned. Transferred in 7/4 to another parish where similar complaints continued, including that he was “drinking and fooling around with girls, arranging a dinner fro two in the rector with an eighth grade girl, and asking a CCD class how they would feel if they were naked answering the telephone.” He was also reportedly touching girls’ buttocks at school dances. In 1/96 he was sent to St. Luke’s Institute for evaluation, then residential treatment. He was returned to parish ministry in 9/96. Placed on leave 2/28/02 and sent to St. John Vianney Manor to live, near a high school. Still there in 11/11.

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