Fr. Bartley A. Sorensen

Ordained: 1976
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Arrested 12/10/11 when employee at St. John Fisher saw child porn on his computer at rectory and told Diocese. Computer contained 100+ images of prepubescent males. More charges after additional porn found during search. Had been at parish three weeks. Was chaplain at West Penn Hospital 2004-2011. Prior to assignment at St. John Fisher, he served 9 months at St. Anne Church in Castle Shannon. Federal Indictment. Pled guilty 5/23/12. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison 1/13. Required to register permanently as a sex offender and pay $25,000. fine. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

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