Fr. Robert M. Timchak

Ordained: 1992
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton PA

Arrested 10/09 on 16 counts of possession of child pornography. Investigation began 12/08 when diocese notified the DA’s office of an anonymous letter re his improper use of computer. In 2006, he took 1-year leave of absence. Sent to treatment. Pled guilty 8/10 to 17 counts of child porn possession and downloading same. Sentenced 11/10 to 6 to 72 months in state prison, fined, and ordered to register as sex offender. Released 6/12 on parole; worked for nonprofit; on leave without faculties. Laicized 1/24/14. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese’s list 8/19/18.

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