Fr. Theodore P. Zabowski

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Allegation to diocese 10/95 of sexual abuse of a teenage boy 1975-79. Placed on leave. Acknowledged having boys in his bed for “companionship” and possible inappropriate touching. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute in MD. Returned to parish ministry 9/96. Withdrew from ministry in 7/02. Settlement in 2020 in the low five figures of a claim that Zabowski sexually abused a boy, age 13, in 1974, while assigned to St. Lawrence O’Toole. The alleged abuse involved fondling and, on one occasion, Zabowski gave the boy alcohol.


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