Fr. Michael Paraniuk

Ordained: 1981
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Archdiocese of Cincinnati OH

A man told the archdiocese in 1995 that Paraniuk abused him in 1983. Archdiocese investigated and decided allegations were unsubstantiated. The man complained again in 2004. Paraniuk was placed on leave in 3/05 after payment made to his accuser from archdiocese’s victims’ compensation fund. He was reinstated in 10/05 after archdiocese investigated and again deemed allegation unsubstantiated. Paraniuk denied all allegations and said he had himself been fondled by two Franciscan priests when he was in his 20s in the 1970s.


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