Former Northern Tier Priest Charged with Sex Crimes

By George Kastenhuber
June 15, 2012

Mansfield, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield have charged a former Blossburg Priest with various sex crimes.

Father Thomas Shoback is charged with sexually molesting a minor from 1991-1997. Shobach was priest at St. Mary's Perish during that time.

The Dioceses of Scranton had reassigned Shoback several times after is tenure in Blossburg.

The Dioceses was informed last November of the allegations against Shoback and contacted the Tioga County District Attorney's Office to start a criminal investigation. Shoback was suspended by the Dioceses at that time.

The investigation by State Police resulted in Shoback charged with several counts of deviate sexual intercourse, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault.

Shoback will be arraigned at a later date.








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