Fr. Roger A. Sinclair

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

Per 8/14/18 PA GJ report, diocese knew 5/81 of abuse 9/80 of two 14-year-old boys. Had been reported to St. Mary’s in Kittanning pastor, but no action. One mother deterred by Rev. Klinzing from going to police. Indications 2/83 from St. Mary’s mothers that other boys victimized. They told Chief of Police, who said he’d heard rumors and had spoken with their pastor. No action. Possible previous incident with a Latrobe boy. Sick leave 6/83-6/84, sent to House of Affirmation in MO, then Military chaplain in CA, FL, KS VA and MA. Fired 11/91 from Topeka State Hospital after he “managed to gain access to a locked unit deceitfully” to try to take male teen patients to movies. Report 2/02 of abuse of boy, age 9 – early teens, at first assignment. Faculties revoked 2002, sent to Anodos Center for treatment. Accused 4/02 of 1979 abuse of 13-year-old Latrobe altar boy. Removed for life 2002. Left priesthood 1/05. Arrested in OR 2017 for abuse of young disabled male. Convicted. Imprisoned.


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