Fr. Robert J. Maher

Ordained: 1937
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

Monsignor. Assisted and pastored parishes throughout the diocese. Longtime Superintendent of Diocesan Schools, and member of Diocesan Examiners of Clergy. Resided many years at an orphanage for girls. Resigned 1975. Accused of the sexual abuse of at least 15 boys ant St. Vincent’s in Hanover. More allegations surfaced after his death. Died 6/19/90. In 8/16 the diocese publicly acknowledged that in 1994 it had received credible allegations of child sexual abuse against Maher, said to have occurred in the 1960s. Name included on the diocese’s list released 8/1/18. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

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