Fr. Thomas McKenna

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Ordained: 1972
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Personnel file showed allegations of sexual abuse of at least four people: 1992 allegations of abuse of two teen brothers in the 1970s, 1996 memo that he was confronted with several allegations, 1999 lawsuit by inmate of State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh with claim McKenna sexually assaulted him there, and a 5/02 report from a woman who said the priest sexually abused her son in 1975. Withdrew from active ministry in 2004. Treated at St. Luke Institute, diagnosed with ephebophilia. Suit filed 12/19 claiming abuse of altar boy, age 11 or 12, 1973-75. Sued for abuse of a boy, ages 13-15, in 1979-81; settled in 5/20 in low five figures.


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