Fr. John Willliam Vovko
Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ
Ordained for the Diocese of Cleveland. Transferred to AZ in about 1986. Mesa High School teacher. Convicted in 1990; sentenced to one year in jail for trying to molest a two-year-old boy. Lifetime probation. Teaching certificate was to have been revoked. Shown as “absent on leave” from Cleveland in the 1988 Catholic Directory. Deceased, per the Cleveland diocese’s list 6/21/19.
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