Fr. Charles Procopio
Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA
Name included on the diocese’s list released 8/1/18. Subject of an allegation that he “was inappropriately touching and kissing minors.” Included in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. Accused in 1965 of molesting 7th- and 8th-grade girls at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Harrisburg. The girls reportedly told their principal, who did nothing. Someone reported the molestations to a Fr. McAndrew, who informed the Chancery of “immodest touches” by Procopio toward the girls. Msgr. McGovern wrote that “the more recent actions received a distorted interpretation in the highly imaginative minds of pubescent girls.” Procopio was kept in ministry and retired in 1995. Deceased.
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