Former Catholic Priest Faces Additional Charges

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
September 9, 1995

Thomas Pagni, a former Catholic priest and youth counselor, was charged Friday with two additional counts of sexual activity with a child in his care.

Pagni was named this year in a civil suit filed by a family who alleges he violated two sons while counseling them during the late '80s and early '90s.

The civil suit asks for damages from the Catholic Church because, the family alleges, the church knew Pagni had a sexual problem with children and still paid for his education as a youth counselor to get him out of the church.

Friday's charges bring the criminal charges Pagni faces to 10. All of the charges stem from accusations he had sexual relations with children with whom he was working as a counselor.


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