Fr. Joseph L. Sredzinski

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Greensburg PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 2015. Found in 5/91 by police with a young boy in a car parked at night in a cemetery. Mayor of Everson met with Fr. Roger Statnick about the incident, and concerns from the community about Sredzinski spending too much time with boys. Allegation 6/91 of misconduct while swimming with a boy, and of inappropriate touch with the boy on a drive to Cleveland. Father of boy forbade Sredzinski’s contact with his son. Call in 4/02 to diocese from woman who said Sredzinski abused her relative in 1985 in Brownsville, PA. Accused in a 6/20 lawsuit of raping and sexually abusing a boy 1991-97, beginning when the boy was age 11. Per the suit, Sredzinski invited other priests to the rectory to rape the boy during orgies, and that the abuse also occurred at church-sponsored events in Washington DC. The suit was filed in DC.

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