Fr. Dennis A. Rigney

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Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

Director of Catholic Charities for over 36 years and other prominent chancery positions. Diocese received a report in 4/87 that Rigney fondled a 12- or -13-year-old girl. Complaint in 1989 that Rigney fired a Holy Family Manor nurse’s aid because she resisted his sexual advances. In 4/02 a woman told diocese that Rigney molested her over one year, 1966-67, when she was age 9 or 10 and he was assigned to St. Peter’s in Reading. She said Rigney also molested her sister. Rigney requested early retirement in 4/02 for ‘medical reasons.’ Sued 1/04 for alleged abuse of 9-year-old girl. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.


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