Fr. Robert J. Potts

Ordained: 1964
Status: Reinstated

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Named publicly in 10/19 by the diocese as accused of sexually abusing a minor in the late 1980s and early 1990s while pastor of St. George’s in Shenandoah. Removed from ministry pending investigation. Per the diocese, the allegation was received 9/24/19. Potts’ accuser reported the allegations to the IRCP (Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program), which notified the diocese. Potts was returned to ministry in 8/20 on recommendation of the diocesan Review Board, after a diocesan investigation determined that Potts “did not commit the acts that were alleged.” .

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