Fr. Paul E. Pindel

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Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died in 1991. Report to diocese in 2/02 that Pindel abused an 8th or 9th grade St. William’s boy in the 1960s. Said to have taken boys to his farm, gave the accuser wine, orally copulated him and simulated anal sex. Report to diocese in 5/03 of abuse of an 8th grader at St. William’s school about 1965. Accused in 8/11 of abuse of a 6- to 9-year-old CCD student 1980-84. This accuser said Pindel would pull him out of class to the rectory, that an usher would watch the door during the abuse, and that thee usher also abused him sometimes. Another report to the diocese in 4/12 that Pindel sexually abused a 13- to 15-year-old boy 1957-1960. Sued 1/19 by woman claiming he abused her at age 15 in 1982. She said her parents informed the church, but no action. Lawsuit 6/20.

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