Fr. Daniel J. Martin

Ordained: 1943
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Accused 3/22/18 by a former priest of the Erie diocese of molesting him beginning when he was age 16 in 1985-89. The former priest said he was a devout boy whose home life was troubled. In 1984 Martin had been named by Pope John Paul II a Prelate of Honor with the title Monsignor. Abuse is alleged at St George’s in Erie, where Martin was pastor, and after Martin’s 1986 retirement, at Mount Calvary church and Mercyhurst College in Erie, where Martin was in residence. The diocese confirmed that the survivor brought the allegation to Bishop Persico in 2014. The complainant testified before the grand jury investigating how Erie and other PA dioceses handled allegations. Martin died 5/23/06. Settlement in 2021 in the low six figures of a claim of abuse of a boy, age 15 in 1964.


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