Fr. Michael W. Swierzy

Ordained: 1975
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Former high school principal. Sexually abused a boy who was in fifth grade and an altar server. Archdiocese notified 4/9/97. Pled guilty in 1998; received five years probation. Other accusations received. On leave 1997-2003. Named in civil suit filed prior to 3/02. Archdiocese found accusations credible in 2004. Sent case to Vatican for review. Laicization announced in early 2005. Died 7/25/05.

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