Fr. Hugh J. Lang

Ordained: 1956
Status: Charges dropped

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Retired in 2006. Former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall and superintendent of diocesan schools. Placed on leave after allegation to the diocese 8/27/18 that he sexually abused an 11-year-old altar boy in 2001. His accuser said Lang took him alone to a room in the church basement, told him he was a troublemaker and to take off his clothes, then performed sex acts on him. He said the priest then took a photo of him and said he would show it to others if he didn’t behave. Lang denied the allegation. Arrested 1/25/19. Found guilty at trial 11/19. Sentenced in 2/20 to 9 to 23 months and 29 days in prison. On 3/5/20 the sentence was vacated. Lang’s conviction was overturned 3/9/20 when a new judge determined that Lang’s due process had been violated. He was to get a new trial. The D.A. filed an appeal. Charges dropped in 8/22, in the “best interest of the alleged victim.”

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