Seminarian John Tome

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Ordained: 2022
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Erie PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused of repeatedly sexually abusing 6 siblings, 4 girls and 2 boys, ages 8-13, in the 1970s. He was in seminary and called himself a Deacon. The family were dependent on their mother’s work for Msgr. Karg at St. Brigid’s. The parents allegedly often had Tome, Karg and another pirest over for drinks.The alleged victims told the Grand Jury they were sure Karg knew of the abuse. Tome is noted in the GJ report to have failed out of seminary.

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