Fr. Francis Joseph McNelis

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Ordained: 1965
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In 12/92 a man told the diocese that McNelis sexually abused him 1966-68, when he was a 10 -to 13-year-old altar boy. McNelis was sent in 1993 to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Reassigned in 1/94 to St. Ignatius parish in Sinking Spring PA, where he remained until his removal in 3/02. In 2004 a man reported to the diocese that when he was age 16 in 1968, McNelis forcibly orally copulated him on two occasions. Two lawsuits in 2004. McNelis died 3/24/05. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list.


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