Fr. Gregory F. Loughney
Status: Guilty plea
Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA
Pastor of Most Holy Trinity in Cresco when arrested in 10/21 after admitting to police that he intended to meet two teenage boys for sex. Loughney called the police himself after he was caught and filmed in a convenience store parking lot by a man calling himself a “predator catcher”; the man had posed as a 15-year-old boy on a dating app and set up the meeting. Loughney was suspended from active ministry by the diocese pending the investigation. In a plea agreement in 7/22 he pleaded no contest to attempted indecent assault and attempted corruption of minors. Sentencing scheduled for 10/22.
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