Fr. Thomas D. Skotek

Ordained: 1963
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Relieved of ministerial duties 4/02 after diocese announced he had admitted to ‘some improper conduct’ that occurred over 30 years prior. Bishop Timlin said Skotek had come under scrutiny several years before when a different misconduct complaint was made. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which showed Skotek abused a girl 1980-1985 when he was pastor of St. Casimir’s in Freeland. She became pregnant and he arranged for an abortion. Resigned 1986. Sent to MD for treatment, then reassigned to a Wilkes-Barre parish in 1/87. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.


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