Fr. Gary Zalenski

Ordained: 1977
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Steubenville OH

Suspended 11/17/07 after “credible” accusation he sexually assaulted girl, age 9-11, 1989-1991 in Lore City, OH. She told parents and church; he was transferred. Denied allegations. Matter sent to D.A. and to Rome. In 10/08, Grand Jury did not indict, citing lack of probable cause. A second accuser came forward 10/08. Zalenski’s attorney threatened to sue if she spoke publicly. She sued 1/09 for release of records. OH Sup Court ordered Court to release records 7/10. Sent to three treatment centers. Laicized 2014. On diocese’s list 10/31/18.


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