Wilkinsburg Parishioners Notified about Alleged Priest Sex Abuse

By Becky Brindle
The Patch
April 8, 2013

Parishioners of St. James Church in Wilkinsburg received a letter from the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese informing them of a sex abuse allegation that is said to have occurred between 1981 and 1985, according to WTAE.

A man in his 40s reportedly told his family of the alleged abuse months before he recently died.

The priest who is accused of abusing the man when he was about 10 years old, Rev. John J. Wellinger, died in 2011.

Bishop David Zubik wrote in the letter that any other possible victims should call the victim's assistance hotline at 1-888-808-1235 or the state abuse hotline at 1-800-932-0313.








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