Fr. Michael G. Murtha

Ordained: 1993
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Allegations that in 1995 Murtha was found to be in possession of S&M and violent child pornography were included in a motion filed by Philadelphia District Attorney’s office 10/11. Motion also cited an explicit note Murtha had written to a 7th grade boy. Murtha initially denied that the porn was his and then admitted it. He was sent to St. John Vianney for treatment but allowed to remain as an active priest until at least 2008. Request for laicization sent to Vatican.

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