Fr. John Rebovich

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Cleveland OH

Initially a priest of the Order of St. Joseph (O.S.J.). First allegation in 1975 involved soliciting an altar boy for oral sex. Boy told officials of the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Passaic in 1978 but nothing done. A few months later Rebovich transferred to Byzantine Catholic diocese of Parma. A 1990 civil suit (settled 1991) alleges Rebovich raped an altar boy in 1980 in Parma diocese. Suit also alleges church officials covered up the incident when notified in 1984. In 1992 three more plaintiffs filed suit. On leave beginning 1990. On Harrisburg diocese’s list released 8/1/18, accused of sex abuse of a child. Worked in the diocese early 1970s. Deceased. Added to Scranton diocese’s list 12/18.

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