Former Tioga County Priest Convicted of Sexual Abuse

By Marissa Perlman
April 30, 2013

Blossburg, P.a. (WETM-TV) - A former Tioga County priest charged with sexual abuse of a child has been convicted.

Thomas Shoback, 66, of Wilkes-Barre was found guilty of nine counts.

He was originally charged with 32 crimes -- but most were found to be past the statute of limitations.

Pennsylvania State Police say the crimes happened between 1991 and 1997 while Shoback was a priest at St. Mary's Parish in Blossburg.

The victim is a former alter boy.

He claimed Shoback sexually abused him several times over that seven year period.

Shoback could face up to 100 years in prison at his sentencing.









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