Fr. Thomas A. Rydzewski

Ordained: 1998
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Arrested for possession of child pornography and internet child pornography in 12/01. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute for treatment. Pleaded guilty in 7/02. Sentenced to 27 months in prison in 11/02. Released 11/15/04. Caught in “Operation Candyman” sting. Name appeared on Baltimore Archdiocese’s 9/02 list of priests accused of abuse. On MD sex offender registry as of 1/12.


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