Fr. Albert M. Liberatore, Jr.

Ordained: 1989
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report (name misspelled “Libertore.”) Bishop Timlin informed 11/96 by of close relationship Liberatore had with a young adult male, under drinking age. Concern to Timlin in 2/97 of behavior with a young seminarian. No action. Letter in 12/02 to Timlin from American College in Louvain, Belgium that Liberatore was seen drunk, taking a male in his teens or early 20s into his bedroom. Sent for eval in 1/03. Complaints in 1/04 that he had abused two young men. Arrested in 7/04 on charges in PA of sex abuse of and giving alcohol to an altar boy 5/99-5/04. Charged by NYC police with sex assault of same minor. Pleaded guilty to both. Sentenced in 2005 to 10 years’ probation. Laicized in 7/06. Arrested in 11/06 for parole violation. Per 2004 federal civil suit, bishop was informed. Settled for $3M. On sex offender registry in PA 6/11. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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