Fr. Fabian G. Oris

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Ordained: 1942
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2007. A woman told the diocese in 4/02 that Oris sexually abused her when he was assigned to St. Hedwig in Smock, PA she was ages 4 or 5 to age 12 when he was at St. Florian in United. She said Oris also abused her older sister when she was in third or fourth grade until fifth grade. Oris was a close friend of the girls’ parents. He would have each girl stay over in the rectory, sharing his bed. After the allegation in 2002, Oris was removed from public ministry. He said he had been “….asking god that they forgive me, asking all these girls to forgive me… .” In 2014 another woman came forward, alleging that when she was age 10 or 11 in 1977 or 1978, Oris kissed her on the mouth on about five occasions. She said she was a student at St. Mary’s in Uniontown and that the abuse would occur when she was sent to the rectory by the school principal for counseling.

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