Fr. Reuben Thomas Moscowitz

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Ordained: 1948
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Covington KY

Included on the Covington diocese’s 7/31/20 list of those with substantiated allegation(s). Per news articles from the time, Moscowitz was charged in 1952 with transporting a 14-year-old Newport girl from KY to Washington DC for “immoral purposes.” His first trial, in 12/52, failed due to “jury disagreement.” An FBI agent testified that Moscowitz “broke down and cried” and said the priest “regretted having brought disgrace to himself and the girl.” Moscowitz had been sent to DC by the diocese after the girl’s parents complained about his behavior with their daughter. Moscowitz bought the girl an airline ticket so she could join him in DC. Retried and convicted in 3/53. Sentenced to two years in prison. Left the diocese in 1956. Died 5/25/74.

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