Fr. Samuel B. Slocum

Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

Taught at diocesan high schools, parish priest. Arrested 4/11 for ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a 15-year-old boy. Would give the boy gifts and take pictures of him and other boys. The boy’s parents forbade him to contact their son, but he did not stop, lying to the mother and encouraging the boy to be secretive. Admitted to police to inappropriate relationships with boys. Found guilty in 1/12 of concealment of the whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors; got 2 years’ probation. Laicization announced 11/16. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Slocum testified that the diocese knew in 1980 of ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a 14-year-old girl. Also involved with a 17-year-old girl. Said relationship with 16-year-old boy same year. Treatment 1991 at diocese’s Ecclesiastic Center. Diocese knew in 1995 of involvement with a high school senior boy. Sent to St. Michael’s in MO for treatment. Returned to ministry.

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