Fr. Bruno M. Tucci

Ordained: 1971
Status: Charged

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

A man told the diocese in 1991 that Tucci sexually abused him when he was a 14-year-old altar boy. Tucci admitted to the allegations. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Returned to ministry as pastor of two Nesquehoning parishes. Resigned in 2/02. In 5/02 another man reported sexual abuse as a minor by Tucci 1977-78. Tucci requested laicization in 2005; granted in 4/07. Arrested in 12/12 on charges that in 1981 he took a PA boy to Ocean City MD and molested him. The boy attended a Shenandoah parish and school where Tucci was assigned. Tucci admitted to being aroused when he wrestled with and tickled the boy on a motel room bed. Last known to be living in Salisbury MD. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Accused in a lawsuit 11/18 of abuse 1999-2001 of a Nesquehoning altar boy, ages 10-12. Settled.

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