Fr. Arthur J. Long

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1955
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Included on the Harrisburg diocese list 8/1/18, and in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Noted have been accused of soliciting a child for sex, and in a sexual relationship with an adult that began when the adult was a child. Complaints to diocese in 1987 that Long sought sex with a 17-year-old girl four years prior. Also accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a 13-year-old girl. Chaplain of a Danville convent attached to a girls’ high school at the time. Admitted to sex with ‘four or five’ girls since assigned to Baltimore. Removed from ministry after new superior learned of his history. Sent to Guesthouse then St. Luke’s for treatment. Allowed to work in Baltimore archdiocese 1991-92 briefly until more reports of inappropriate behavior. Left community for vacation, never returned. Deceased. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list. On Scranton diocese’s list 12/22/18.


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