Fr. Edward J. Shoback

Ordained: 1967
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Multiple alleged victims. Removed in 2004 after admitting to sexual abuse of a minor more than 20 years prior. A few days later another man came forward alleging abuse as a boy by Shoback. In 2006 a man told the diocese that Shoback abused him at age 13. This person received funds deducted from Shoback’s pension every month for 4 years as reimbursement for lost wages. No criminal charges due to SOL. More complaints in 2007 and 2009. Laicization announced 7/17/09. (Shoback’s brother Thomas was accused of abuse 11/11, arrested 6/12.) Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Sued for alleged abuse in 1975 of an altar boy, age 12, on a trip to Hawley, PA; settled in 1/20 in the high five figures

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