Fr. Richard Scherer

Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A woman told the diocese in 8/91 that when she was a student at St. Anne’s in Castle Shannon 1957-61, she was sexually abused by Scherer. Scherer alluded to his “relationship” with the student in a 10/65 letter. In 1966 he was in treatment at Our Lady of the Snow/Clergy House Retreat in Minnesota. He was on Sick Leave 6/65-5/68, then worked as a hospital chaplain in Ft. Lauderdale and then Miami FL until his retirement in 1992. He died 12/21/07.


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