Fr. Thomas K. Mabon

Ordained: 1957
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown PA

Monsignor. Retired in 2001. Suspended in 2002 after an allegation he abused an altar boy 1988-90 at St. Mary’s in Hollidaysburg. Mabon denied the charges. Sued 2003. Criminal charges dismissed due to SOL. Sent by Bishop Adamec to treatment, then allowed to resume ministry in 11/03. Civil suit continued. In 5/04 the diocese paid $3.71M to settle claims by 21 people alleging abuse by 11 priests, including Mabon. In 2005 a woman reported sexual abuse by Mahon at St. Mary’s when she was a girl. Per the AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report Mabon told the girl, “if you tell, everyone would believe you instigated it and that’s your fault.” The Grand Jury called Mabon a “predator” and found that Bishops Hogan and Adamec failed the children.

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