Fr. Joseph Sito

Ordained: 1962
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Resigned in 1993 after credible allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor in the 1960s. Victim told archdiocese in 1985, but no action. Told them again in 1993 and Sito “retired.” Banned from public ministry after treatment at two facilities. Criminally charged in 1999 with molesting a 17-year-old youth. Sito pleaded guilty to lesser charge and paid a fine. Would still say mass on occasion. Laicization announced 1/12/04. Died 1/4/16, age 80, in car crash outside of Detroit. Included on the archdiocese’s list of credibly accused 6/10/19.


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