Fr. John A. Piatkowski

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Ordained: 1934
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Assigned to St. Stanislaus Koska in Erie/Tyler PA 1935-48, and Assumption in Sykesville 1948-70. Died 11/16/70. Multiple allegations. Letter to diocese in 3/55 that Piatkowski repeatedly sexually abused a 12-year-old altar boy. Another letter in 10/59 from a parishioner requesting a new priest to replace Piatkowski because Piatkowski was molesting little boys, who were afraid to talk. In 12/09 Bishop Trautman met with a man who said Piatkowski repeatedly molested him in the 1940s, when the man was age 7 or 8 at a parish in Tyler. Accused in a claim settled in 2020 in the mid-five figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-12, during 1949-53. The boy was a CCD student at Assumption of the BVM in Sykesville, where Piatkowsi was assigned. Piatkowski died in 1970.


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