Pennsylvania Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Avery

Name: Avery, Edward V.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 16-yr-old boy in 1978. Denied abuse; said he didn’t know of allegations until 1992. Removed in 1993; reassigned as hospital chaplain. Placed on leave again in 2003. Laicization announced 3/06. Named in new Grand Jury Report on 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of abuse of 10-yr- old boy in 1998 at St. Jerome. Admitted guilt 3/22/12 just before trial. Sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 yrs prison. New suits filed 7/11 & 9/12. Recanted confession 1/13.

Source: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Inquirer 12.18.03Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.03Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03Philly Grand Jury Abuse-Response Summary 09.21.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 01.21.11Announcement of Investigation by the Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11CBS Philly 02.10.11Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11Statement of Cardinal Justin Rigali 02.10.11Washington Post 02.10.11WAMC 03.25.11Washington Post 02.23.12Legal Intelligencer 03.23.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.23.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.23.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.27.12Dale v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Cause No 120901904, 09.18.12Big Trial 01.23.13NBC 10 01.23.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13Daily Pennsylvanian 01.25.13Big Trial 02.28.13Centre Daily 12.26.13Newsweek 01.06.16Philly website 02.10.16Newsweek 03.11.16Newsworks 03.11.16Law com 07.26.16Philly com 08.08.16Catholic News Agency 08.09.16Big Trial 10.18.16Philly com 12.16.16Newsworks 03.24.17Newsweek 11.30.17


Ayres

Name: Ayres, William G.
Year: 1999
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Removed from assignments at two parishes in 11/10 after allegations arose that he had molested a minor in late 1990s while at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Matter has been referred to District Attorney. Ayres is currently staying at a home for retired priests during investigation. Civil suit filed 10/11 accuses Ayers of abusing another youth from 1996 through 1999 at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia when Ayers was seminarian.

Source: Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 11.22.10News Journal 11.23.10Philadelphia Daily News 11.23.10Philadelphia Inquirer 11.23.10Daily Times 10.20.11John Doe 187 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Co., PA 10.20.11Philadelphia Inquirer 10.20.11


Barr

Name: Barr, Philip R.
Year: 1948
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Retired 1995. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Edmond Parish in South Philadelphia. On 5/4/12, Archdiocese found allegations unsubstantiated and he was found suitable for ministry. Died 11/27/14.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12Statement by ARchdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12Philly com 11.30.14


Behan

Name: Behan, James J.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Oblates St. Francis de Sales
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Placed on leave 4/02 by Raleigh bishop after “credible allegation” of abuse 25 years before. Behan admitted to the allegations in 2005; he was convicted and sentenced to 12 years’ probation. The abuse occurred 1978-1980, when Behan was a Northeast Catholic High School teacher in Philadelphia. His victim was a 15-year-old boy and freshman at the school when the abuse began. Incidents took place in the rectory of a Germantown parish and on trips to North Carolina and Quebec. Behan worked in Raleigh 1980-2002. He was the only priest indicted by the Philly Grand Jury. On MD sex offender registry 7/10.

Source: Associated Press 04.17.02News & Observer 04.18.02News & Observer 04.19.02Philadelphia Inquirer 06.14.02Philadelphia Inquirer 04.01.04News & Observer 04.17.04KYW TV 06.08.04Philadelphia Inquirer 06.09.04Philadelphia Inquirer 08.10.04Philadelphia Inquirer 02.06.05Philadelphia Inquirer 02.09.05Philadephia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.29.05Philadelphia Inquirer 12.10.05Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 03.16.11


Bolesta

Name: Bolesta,Michael C.
Year: 1989
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of at least 11 male teenagers ages 16-17 in 1990-1991. Evaluated at St. Luke’s treatment center. Reassigned. Died Jan. 2004. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence. Archdiocese later said allegations were credible.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.051994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assigment Record


Bowe

Name: Bowe, John F.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment: He was in residence at St. Joseph rectory in Warrington, Bucks County. Found “unsuitable for ministry” per 7/6/12 announcement due to violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. There are no substantiated allegations of sexual abuse.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11National Catholic Reporter 7.6.12Newsworks 7.6.12NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 7.9.12PhillyBurbs 7.6.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11The Republic 7.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11NBC 10 07.06.12

Assignments: Background on Priest from Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12


Bradley

Name: Bradley, H. Cornell
Year: 1969
Hierarchy: Jesuit
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Removed from duties 1/06. Name released 1/07 when Order admitted that he had engaged in “sexual misconduct” with an adult in the early 1980s in Baltimore. Another 2006 accusation involved a minor at Gonzaga College H.S. in Wash. DC in 1973. First 2 accusations involving minors made in 1993. Sent for treatment and returned to ministry by Order in 1995. He worked at St. Joseph Univ. until 01/06. Also served in North Carolina, Philadelphia and India. 5 more complaints rec’d as of 3/07.

Source: KYW 01.31.07Philadelphia Inquirer 01.31.07NBC 4 02.06.07WBAL 02.06.07WJLA 02.06.07Baltimore Sun 02.07.07Washington Post 02.07.07Baltimore Sun 02.08.07Washington Post 03.18.07The Examiner 04.13.07

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Bransfield

Name: Bransfield (Bp),Michael J.
Year: 1971
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Bransfield, Bp of Wheeling-Charleston Diocese since 2005, was named as an abuser of boys in testimony by one witness in trial of Msgr. Lynn/Fr. Brennan in Philadelphia 4/12. Another testified Bransfield had a lewd conversation with him. Both men were testifying about abuse by Stanley Gana. Prosecutor in trial also said that Bransfield had been accused in separate instance of fondling a minor in 1970s. Bransfield denied the allegations. Resigned September 13, 2018 after Pope Francis ordered an investigation in to allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults.

Source: Collection of articles prior to 07.13.12Washinton Post 07.14.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.22.12Charleston Daily Mail 07.23.12Charleston Gazette 07.23.12Herald-Star 07.24.12SNAP Statement 07.24.12Statement from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston 07.24.12Catholic News Agency 07.25.12Catholic Sentinel 07.26.12TheMediaReport 10.15.12; New York Times 09.13.18

Assignments: Biography of Bp. Bransfield from Wheeling-Charleston Diocese websiteBA.org Assignment Record


Brennan

Name: Brennan,James J.
Year: 1989
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 1/06 of abuse 8 yrs previously; removed. Permanently removed 8/06 and case referred to Vatican. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Charged in 2/11 with attempted rape of 14-yr-old boy in 1996, whose report led to Brennan’s 2006 removal. Denied guilt. Tried with Msgr. Lynn, who was charged with child endangerment. Jury deadlocked on Brennan 6/22/12. Lynn convicted. Retrial of Brennan scheduled and delayed several times. Brennan freed on bail. In 10/16 pleaded no contest in a plea deal to second-degree misdemeanor assault. Got two years’ probation. Laicization pending.

Source: 2012 Trial Narrative and Resources from Bishop AccountabilityPhiadelphia Inquirer 01.26.066ABC 08.28.06Philadelphia Inquirer 08.29.06PhillyBurbs 08.29.06Announcement of Investigation by the Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11CBS Philly 02.10.11; CNN 02.10.11; Island Crisis 02.10.11NBC Philadelphia 02.10.11Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.10.11Times Leader 02.10.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11; Philadelphia Inquirer 03.16.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.25.11Philadelphia Inquirer 06.23.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.23.12Big Trail 09.27.13Philadelphia Inquirer 10.21.13; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.14.15; PhillydotCom 01.04.16Big Trial 10.18.16PhillyCom 10.19.16

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Brennan

Name: Brennan,Robert L.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Many complaints about inappropriate or suspicious behavior with more than 20 boys dating to 1988. Remained active as chaplain at a nursing home for nuns until 2005 Grand Jury Report. Archdiocese removed him. Add’l complaint of abuse in 1960s was substantiated; placed on permanent leave 8/07. Canonical process pending. New suit filed 5/11. On 1994 secret list. Arrested 9/25/13 after new report of abuse for 4 years in late ’90s of a boy, beginning when the boy was age 11. Released on bail. Charges dropped. Alleged victim died 10/16/13 at age 26 of a drug overdose. Family filed civil suit 11/13. Settled 6/18.

Source: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.23.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Daily News 09.27.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.27.05The Reporter 09.27.05Philadelphia Daily News 08.10.07Anderson & Associates 05.09.11Beaumont Enterprise 05.09.11John Doe 172 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, Case No 110500870, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Co 05.09.11Main Line 05.09.11My Fox Philly 05.09.11Reuters 05.09.11Daily Times 05.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 05.10.11Morning Call 09.11.111994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives released 02.27.126 ABC 09.26.13Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 09.26.13Big Trial 09.26.13Catholic Philly 09.26.13Courier Express (AP) 09.26.13Daily Times 09.26.13My Fox Philly 09.26.13NBC 10 09.26.13Newsworks 09.26.13Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office 09.26.13Philadelphila Inquirer 09.26.13Philly com 09.26.13Philly Post 09.26.13PhillyBurbs 09.26.13; SNAP Press Release 09.26.13; SNAP Statement 09.26.13The Republic (AP) 09.26.13CNN 09.27.13DFW Catholic 09.27.13NBC 10 09.27.13NBC 10 09.27.13Philadelphia Daily News 09.27.13Big Trial 09.28.13CBS Philly 10.08.13SNAP PA Statement 10.08.13WPVI 10.08.13Guardian Express 10.09.13NBC 10 10.09.13Philly com 10.11.136 ABC 10.17.13My Fox Philly 10.17.13Philadelphia Inquirer 10.17.13SNAP Statement 10.17.13CBS Philly 10.18.13RH Reality Check 10.22.136 ABC Local 10.23.13Big Trial 10.23.13Capital Gazette (AP) 10.23.13CBS Philly 10.23.13My Fox Philly 10.23.13PA–SNAP response to Dropped Charges 10.23.13Philly com 10.23.13SNAP Statement 10.23.13Washington Post (AP) 10.23.13Daily Mail (UK) 10.24.13Cecil Daily 10.29.13The Mercury 10.30.13CBS Philly 11.13.13CT Post 11.13.13My Fox Philly 11.13.13NBC 10 11.13.13Press Release by Attys for Plaintiffs 11.13.13SNAP Response 11.13.13Philadelphia Daily News 11.14.13Philadelphia Inquirer 11.14.13Philly Trib 11.14.13Philly com 01.14.16CBS Philly 08.04.16Catholics4Change 05.02.18Penn Live 06.07.18CBS 06.25.18Philadelphia Inquirer 06.25.18

Assignments: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


Broughan

Name: Broughan,Leonard W.
Year: 1955
Hierarchy: Carmelite
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 2 youths. Diocese notified in 1993 and 1995. No assignments after 1994. Died 1998. Apparently he was a priest of the archdiocese when some of the abuse occurred but became a Carmelite order priest in 1986.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportThe Record 12.27.98Morning Call 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Brugger

Name: Brugger,Craig F.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 2002 of sexual abuse of 15 yr old boy in 1974 and also accused of receiving pornography in 1989. Placed on leave 2002 and matter sent to Vatican. Laicization announced 6/06. Brugger died 9/4/10 in Pennsylvania.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 9.6.10Philadelphia Inquirer 03.22.02Philadelphia Daily News 03.23.02Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Phoenixville News 06.22.06Philadelphia Daily News 06.23.06The Mercury 06.23.06


Brzyski

Name: Brzyski, James J.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of at least one boy in 1980s per 6/06 class action suit. Philly Grand Jury report referred to him as one of the diocese’s most brutal abusers. May have abused over 100. Removed 1984; left active ministry 1985. Laicized 3/21/05. Suit in 2006 dismissed by lower court and by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Name on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) as “diagnosed pedophile.” Reportedly moved around in later years through VA, WI, CA then TX. Found living in Dallas, TX 1/14, always surrounded by boys. Found dead in a Ft. Worth TX motel 9/13/17, surrounded by pills and bottles of vodka. Several known suicides of victims.

Source: Philadelphia Grand JuryPhiladelphia Grand Jury–Patterns of AbusePhiladelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 08.07.05Centre Daily Times (AP) 08.08.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Virginia Pilot 09.25.05Morning Call 10.27.05National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 06.14.06Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.06Law_com 11.07.07Philadephia Daily News 04.03.081994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives released 02.27.12D Magazine 01.29.14Dallas Morning News 01.29.14Philadelphia Daily News 01.29.14SNAP Statement 01.29.14The Media Report 02.05.14Telemundo 39 02.10.14; Yahoo News 03.28.14; PhillyVoice 07.12.16PhillyVoice 07.14.16Philly com 07.15.16Philly com 09.20.16Metro (Philadelphia) 08.17.17Philly com 09.13.17Philly com 09.14.17Philadelphia Inquirer 09.15.17Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17Philadelphia INquirer 10.26.17Philadelphia Inquirer 10.26.17The Inquirer 11.01.17Newsweek 11.30.17CBS News 02.06.18York Daily Record 08.23.18York Daily Record 09.04.18Knoxville News Sentinel 09.08.18WHYY 10.08.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record – revised


Cadwallader

Name: Cadwallader,George B.
Year: 1992
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Richboro. In 5/12, Archdiocese found allegations of violation of Standards of Ministerial Behavior to be substantiated. Currently 58 yrs old, he was found unsuitable for ministry.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Philly Burbs 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11The Patch 5.4.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11


Name: Cahill,Raymond J.
Year: 1947
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor but for whom no conclusive evidence was found. He died sometime between 1989 and 1994 when memo was written.

Source: 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12The Patch 04.01.12


Campbell

Name: Campbell, Hugh P.
Year: 1961
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Msgr. Campbell retired from Saint Maximilian Kolbe, West Chester, in 2007 and moved into private residence. In 12/11, he “self-reported sexual abuse of a minor” approximately 40 years previously and was placed on leave by Archdiocese. On 5/20/12, Archdiocese announced it had found him not suitable for ministry. Campbell has accepted a supervised life of prayer and penance. Died 2/13/16.

Source: CBS Philly 05.20.12NBC 10 05.20.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.20.12The Sentinel 05.20.12Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.21.12The Daily Local Obituary 02.16.16


Cannon

Name: Cannon,John A.
Year: 1948
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of at least two youths in late 1950s and 1960s. By 1964, at least six boys had complained to the Archdiocese that Cannon would sneak into their cabins at camp in the night and molest them. Civil suits filed 2004. As of 2/05, his ministry had been permanently restricted and he was living a life of prayer & penance. Named in 2006 suit which was dismissed by court. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. On 1994 secret list. Died 5/31/17.

Source: Mangum v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et alPhiladelphia Inquirer 12.18.03Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03Philadelphia Daily News 05.18.04Lancaster New Era 05.19.04Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05Philadelphia Grand Jury Report Appendix 09.21.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Law com 11.07.071994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.02.12Washington Post 04.02.12NY Times 04.03.12Cathoics4Change 06.07.17Cavanagh Funeral Home accessed 06.14.17

Assignments: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Priest Data Profile; Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (revised)


Name: Castellani,Paul A.
Year: 1996
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor of St. Philomena Church in Lansdowne. Per 7/6/12 announcement, he was found suitable for ministry after the diocese determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11Newsworks 7.6.12NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 7.9.12Statement by Ardchdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11The Republic 7.6.12Daily Times 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11NBC 10 07.06.12

Assignments: Background Information on Priest by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12


Catullo

Name: Catullo, Pasquale R.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 1969 of abuse of a female high school student. He self-reported the incident and requested transfer Archdiocese knew of abuse but continued to reassign him for 15 years. In late 2004, Catullo agreed to permanent removal of faculties and supervised life of prayer & penance. Archdiocese found allegations credible. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.081994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12The Patch 03.23.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record


Chambers

Name: Chambers, Gerard W.
Year: 1934
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Three brothers sued in 2004 alleging abuse by Chambers in 1954. Another 2004 suit alleged abuse of one youth. At least two other alleged victims known. Died 1974. During forty years as priest, was on “health leave” seven times.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Daily News 01.31.04Philadelphia Inquirer 02.01.04Daily Times 02.03.04Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04Philadelphia Weekly 07.14.04Philadelphia Weekly 09.15.04Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Weekly 06.06.06; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.10.16

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Chapman

Name: Chapman,Michael A.
Year: 1982
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on leave 3/7/11 after allegations involving minors. Lived at Ascension of Our Lord in Philadelphia when removed. Archdiocese said 5/12 that allegations he violated standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries were unsubstantiated. He was found suitable to return to ministry but new allegation rec’d 5/12 re 30 yr old abuse. He was returned to admin leave 9/12. In 12/13, Review board found him to be unsuitable for ministry and he was permanently barred from future ministry.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11CBS Philly 03.22.11Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12Philly Burbs 05.04.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12New Jersey Herald 09.17.12Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.12SNAP Statement 09.17.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 09.17.12The Mercury 09.17.12Philadelphia Daily News 09.18.12Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.12Catholic Philly 09.20.12CBS News 12.15.13NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13WPXI (AP) 12.15.13PhillyCom (AP) 12.16.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia (addendum) 06.08.14


Chappell

Name: Chappell,Arthur B.
Year: 1969
Hierarchy: Augustinian
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Chappell, chairman of Villanova Univ.’s theology dept., resigned 5/03 amid allegations that he sexually abused a teenage seminary student from 1975-1976. The youth was studying to become a priest and Chappell was his spiritual advisor. He reported abuse in 1977 to Villanova psychologist who told the Order. Order counseled Chappell at the time but no written record of complaint was made, and no other actions were taken. Since 2005 he has been serving as executive director of Augustinian Press.

Source: Associated Press 07.12.03Philadelphia Inquirer 07.13.03AugustinianPress_com accessed 02.10.11


Close

Name: Close, John A.
Year: 1969
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on leave by archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last served as pastor at St. Katharine of Siena in Wayne. In 1998, a man in prison for murder accused him of abuse as a boy on several occasions in 1969-1970. Nothing done. Close denied. In 4/11, 2nd man claimed abuse in 1992-1994. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated. Died 3/6/18.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11My Fox Philly 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Warminster Patch 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 06.12.11Radnor Patch 12.14.11NBC 10 07.06.12Newswork 07.06.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.06.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 07.06.12The Patch 07.06.12The Republic 07.06.12Main Line 07.07.12SNAP Statement 0 10.06.17Catholic Philly Obituary 03.08.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordBackground on Priest by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 07.06.12


Cochrane

Name: Cochrane, Richard J.
Year: 1972
Hierarchy: Augustinian
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Arrested in 1999 for assault of 14-yr-old boy during trip to the Poconos. Cochrane was a teacher at Malvern Prep School. Another person came forward to allege same type of abuse in 1990. Pleaded no contest to statutory rape charge in 1/03 re 1st boy after PA appellate court ruled that the 2nd student could testify at trial. Sentenced 7/03 to 18 to 48 months in jail. In 7/03, Arch. settled civil suit filed by 1st youth. New suit 2/14/11.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportMorning Call 08.07.99Philadelphia Inquirer 08.07.99Philadelphia Inquirer 10.22.99Philadelphia Inquirer 03.03.02USA Today 11.11.02Philadelphia Inquirer 01.08.03Associated Press 07.16.03Pocono Record 07.17.03Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Canadian Press 02.14.11John Doe 10 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 02.14.11SNAP Statement 02.14.11Reuters 02.16.11

Assignments: Daily Times 07.27.12Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Collins

Name: Collins,James J.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Put on administrative leave without privileges 5/26/13 after allegation that he sexually abused a minor approximately 40 years previously. Taught at Holy Family University from 1976 to retirement in 2013 and was living at St Martha’s rectory. Archdiocese investigating but says this is the first allegation against him. Matter has been reported to the police. May have been working at Roman Catholic High School for Boys about 40 years ago. Found Not Suitable for Ministry 02/23/14 and permanently removed.

Source: CatholicPhilly 05.26.13NBC 10 05.26.13Philadelphia Inquirer 05.26.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.26.13Catholics4Change 05.27.13Catholics4Change 02.21.14CBS Philly 02.23.14Daily Times 02.23.14NBC 10 02.23.14Philadelphia Inquirer 02.23.14Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 02.23.14Philadelphia Daily News 02.24.14WPVI 02.24.14


Conroy

Name: Conroy,Michael F.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Per the Archdiocese of Philadelphia website, Conroy was ordained a deacon in June 1994. He served at Sacred Heart in Royersford until Aug. 2001. He was then placed on leave of absence and finally laicized in January 2007. No specific information found re charges against him.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Coonan

Name: Coonan,James J.
Year: 1965
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused 1/22/02 of abusing two boys, age 14 and 15, in 1966 or 1967. After 2-year term as pastor 1983-85 and 3-year demotion, was USAF chaplain 1988-96. Then worked in parish and as hospital chaplain. Restricted 1/02 to saying Mass privately. Retired 2/26/02. Evaluated at St. John Vianney Hospital 3/02. Additional restrictions on ministry 9/10/04. Faculties removed 10/8/04; supervised.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report, Appendix APhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Costigan

Name: Costigan,George A.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Christian Brothers
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Also known as Br. Daniel Eliseus. Accused 1993 of sexually abusing a girl from age 9 to 15, starting in mid-1960s, when he was a Christian Brother at West Catholic Boys High School in the Philadelphia archdiocese. Left the Christian Bros; was ordained in 1974 & incardinated in the Paterson NJ diocese. Worked as hospital chaplain. Retired in 1993; lived at convent attached to youth retreat center. No privileges. Named aux. contract chaplain 2006. In 2007 and 1/09, he presented himself as active priest.

Source: CBS Philly 4.7.11Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests n.d.Philadelphia Weekly 3.3.04; SNAP Video at Philadelphia Inquirer 8.7.06; Patricia Clancy 01.31.04Patricia Clancy letter to Bishop Serratelli 10.05.06Daily Record 01.13.09SNAP Statement 01.13.09SNAP Statement 01.13.09Star Ledger 01.13.09Daily Record 01.17.09

Assignments: Detailed BA.org Assignment RecordDiocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11


Cudemo

Name: Cudemo,Nicholas V.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of between 11-16 young girls in 1960s and 1970s. Archdiocese first learned of abuse in 1991. Sued in 1992. Placed on leave 1996. Laicized 3/21/05. Cardinal B. admitted in 2003 depo that Cudemo could remain active because a priest “has rights”; “If we tried to remove him, he could bring action.” Named as diagnosed pedophile in secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. Molloy (released 2/27/12). Testimony re him in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn.

Source: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 07.25.04Philadelphia Inquirr 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.17.05Star Ledger 10.23.05National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06Orlando Sentinel 08.13.07Philadelphia Daily News 08.16.07Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.04.11Morning Call 09.11.111994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.03.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record


Delli Carpini

Name: Delli Carpini,John J.
Year: 1976
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of two youths over a period of several years both before seminary and after ordination. Placed on leave in 1998 and then returned to duty. Placed on leave again in 2004. Laicization announced in 2005.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.09.05Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.10.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Church Milita 06.22.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


DePaoli

Name: DePaoli, Edward M.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Convicted 1986 of possession of child porn. 1 yr suspended sentence. Continued “extremely restricted ministry” until 2002 but did more than allowed because of “communications breakdown.” Accused in 2002 of abuse of 14 yr old girl in 1970. Placed on leave. In 2004 allegations found credible. Laicized 8/11/04. Nun testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that she was fired after she sent one of his porn magazines to then-Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportUnited Press International 10.10.85Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.02Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.02Philadelphia Inquirer 06.03.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Morning Call 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.09.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.09.12Sacramento Bee 04.09.12NPR 04.10.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.10.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.10.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.10.12Morning Call 04.11.12Beaver County Times 04.12.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record


DiGregorio

Name: DiGregorio,Joseph L.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: 2011 Grand Jury Report II showed woman came forward in 2005 to report that he had sexually her as a 16-year-old girl in 1967 or 1968 at Our Lady of Loreto in Philadelphia. Review Board found initial allegation to be credible but reversed itself in 2006. After release of Grand Jury Report, he was placed on leave from job as parochial vicar at Stella Maris Rectory. He denied all allegations. Reinstated 10/12. Board said he violated priestly conduct standards but was eligible to return to ministry.

Source:

Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11WPVI 02.16.11My Fox Philly 02.18.116 ABC 02.19.11Daily Times 02.19.11Philadelphia Inquirer 08.21.11Philadelphia Inquirer 05.03.12NBC 10 10.15.12Philadelphia Inquirer 10.15.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 10.15.12The Mercury 10.15.12TheMediaReport 10.15.12SNAP Statement 10.16.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Dolan

Name: Dolan,Richard D.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Woman spoke before Archbishop Rigali and clergy in Sept. 2006 about the fact that she was raped by Dolan for 18 months, beginning at age 14 Left active ministry in 1981 and was laicized 5/31/00. Name is not included in the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Source: Reuters 09.16.06Catholic Online 09.25.061994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.25.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Sheet


Donofrio

Name: Donofrio,Michael J.
Year: 1976
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of a 12 yr old boy from 1982-1983. Archdiocese notified in 2002. Donofrio was working in Peru. Removed from that assignment in 2003 and placed on restricted leave. Donofrio submitted a petition for voluntary laicization to Vatican. Laicized 7/07.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 04.29.03Philadelphia Inquirer 04.30.03Philadelphia Inquirer 05.05.03Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Name: Dougherty,John C.
Year: 1945
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. That list also says no conclusive evidence. He is shown as Associate Pastor at St. Bartholomew. No further information found.

Source: 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12


Dougherty

Name: Dougherty,William J.
Year: 1969
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused 4/3/02 of sexually abusing a female HS student. No date or description of abuse given. Had been placed on administrative leave 9/1/99. On 4/15/04 archdiocese accepted review board assessment that allegation was credible. On 6/14/04 his ministry was restricted, and archdiocese said Vatican was reviewing laicization. On 9/10/04 ministry was further restricted. Laicized 7/06. Had been assigned to HS 1970-94. Was chaplain with the USAF Reserves 1976-78.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Dowling

Name: Dowling,Philip J.
Year: 1956
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: During 2005 investigation by newspaper re alleged abuse by Dowling of two sisters, he admitted to a newspaper reporter that he had inappropriately touched one girl. Archdiocese immediately placed him on leave. Another set of sisters also came forward to accuse him of abuse. Placed on permanently restricted ministry (life of prayer & penance) in 2005.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportCBS 3 03.28.05Editor and Publisher (AP) 03.28.05Philadellphia Inquirer 03.28.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 06.03.05Philadelphia Inquirer 07.18.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05The Newswork 06.03.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment RecordArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


Dunne

Name: Dunne,Peter J.
Year: 1954
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 3 teenage boys and 1 boy of unknown age. Diocese learned of abuse in 1986. Sent for treatment and then reassigned. Reportedly paid 1 victim $40K for his silence. Retired 1995. In 2004 he was placed on permanently restricted ministry with no faculties. Accepted a supervised life of Prayer and Penance until death 4/17/10. 1 civil suit filed in Iowa in 2008. Named as diagnosed pedophile on secret 2/94 memo from Msgr. Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin released 2/27/12.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportMorning Call 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website 09.26.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.14.05Morning Call 10.27.05City of Angels 01.15.09City of Angels 01.17.091994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.23.12Evening Sun 04.24.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.24.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.25.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


Durante

Name: Durante,Ernest A.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Sued 2004. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury Report as having watched Fr. John Schmeer abuse teenage boys. Left priesthood in 1987 to marry. Sued in 2004 and plaintiff says that Durante did sexually molest him. Was working as guidance counselor at Catholic school in Florida in 2006 when someone told authorities about his past. He then “retired.”

Source: Associated Press 03.24.04Morning Call 03.25.04Philadelphia Inquirer 03.25.04Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 09.21.05Miami Herald 12.16.06Miami Herald 04.25.07CBS 4 04.26.07


Durkin

Name: Durkin,Thomas J.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 8 mostly pre-teen boys 1964-1966. Left active ministry 1968. Laicization announced 2005.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press ReleasePhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Delco Times 12.01.06Delaware County Times 03.09.07

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdioncesan Priest Data Profile


Dux

Name: Dux, James M.
Year: 1948
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of many children, mostly boys. Accused in 1985 of possession of “inappropriate material” which was destroyed. “Retired” in 1994. Restrictions placed on ministry in 1995. In 2004 allegations found credible; ministry was permanently restricted. Lived a supervised life. Diagnosed in 1965 as sexually deviated. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with minor. Died 11/4/06.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05Philadelphia Inquirer 11.07.061994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.14.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record (Rev.)


Engelhardt

Name: Engelhardt,Charles F.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Oblate
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Named in report and presentment by Philadelphia Grand Jury on 2/10/11. Accused, along with another priest and a teacher, of orally sodomizing and molesting a 10-yr-old boy in 1998 or 1999 at St. Jerome Parish in Philly. Remained at another parish for 2 yrs after 2009 complaint and order from Archdiocese to leave assignment. Surrendered to police 2/10/11. Refused plea agreement 6/11. New civil suit filed 7/11. Criminal trial started 1/7/13. Defendants did not testify. Found guilty 1/30/13. Arrested. Request for new trial filed with PA Superior Court 7/14 by counsel for Engelhardt and for teacher Bernard Shero based on new evidence about a new witness who could have supported Defense and discredited the main witness. Engelhardt died in prison 11/16/14.

Source: Philly comCollection of Articles through 01.21.13CBS Philly 01.22.13Big Trial 01.23.13Big Trial 01.23.13NECN 01.23.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.13Big Trial 01.24.13NECN 01.24.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.24.13San Luis Obispo Tribune 01.24.13Big Trial 01.25.13News Times 01.25.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.13Big Trial 01.28.13The Republic 01.28.13Albany Times Union 01.30.13Big Trial 01.30.13CBS Philly 01.30.13Philadelphia Inquirer 01.30.13CBS Philly 01.31.13Philadelphia Inquirer 02.03.13Big Trial 02.05.13Big Trial 02.06.13Big Trial 03.04.13Big Trial 03.07.13Big Trial 06.05.13National Catholic Reporter 08.28.14SNAP Statement 08.28.14Media Report 09.04.14Big Trial 09.11.14Philadelphia Inquirer 11.18.14Crux 01.20.16Newsweek 01.20.16PhillyVoice 01.20.16Catholics4Change 01.22.16SNAP 01.23.16Newsweek 03.11.16GetReligion 04.05.16Catholic News Agency 08.09.16Big Trial 10.18.16Newsweek 01.06.17Newsweek 11.30.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Feret

Name: Feret,Francis S.
Year: 1962
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. One man reported in 2006 that Feret abused him at age 9 in the early 1970s Last assignment was at St. Adalbert Church in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations were substantiated and he will be permanently removed from active ministry. Suit filed 9/18/12.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 5.4.12NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Catholics4Change 05.15.12The Verdict 05.17.12Druding v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 09.18.12NBC 10 09.18.12Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.12

Assignments: CBS Philly 9.18.12 (add’l article)Druding v. Archdiocese of Milwaukee 9.18.12 (add’l article)


Fernandes

Name: Fernandes, Mark E.
Year: 2004
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was at St. Agnes Church in Sellersville, Bucks County. Permanently removed 12/13 after determination that there were no allegations of sexual misconduct but he acted in violation of church standards.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 04.20.11Intelligencer 12.15.13NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13


Name: Flood,J. Michael
Year: 1968
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Suit filed 9/09 in DE accused Flood of abuse of youth at St. John Neumann H.S. in late 1970s. Archdiocese let him continue as Pastor since Plaintiff’s identity not known. He denied allegation; agreed to avoid unsupervised ministry to youth. One of 21 priests placed on leave 3/7/11 pending investigation re allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Suit withdrawn 12/11 after inconsistencies in Plaintiff’s deposition. In 5/12 Archdiocese found allegations unsubstantiated & found him suitable for ministry.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 09.28.09Philadelphia Inquirer 09.28.09Bucks County Courier Times 09.29.09Daily Times 09.29.09Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.11.11Montgomery Media 04.20.11Philadelphia Inquirer 04.20.11Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.11

Assignments: Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Inquirer 5.7.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Inquirer 5.6.12 (add’l article)


Furmanski

Name: Furmanski,Leonard A.
Year: 1959
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Removed 2003. Accused of abuse of 3 minor males and 1 minor female. Ministry permanently restricted in 2004 and he was ordered to live a supervised life. Died 10/27/09 per Archdiocese website accessed 8/4/10.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 2.6.05Philadelphia Inquirer 12.18.03Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.03Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03Philadelphia Inquirer 12.22.03Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Name: Gaghan, Robert W.
Year: 1954
Hierarchy: Norbertines
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: In 2008 a man reported to Norbertine Order that Gaghan, his uncle, had fondled him under the covers of his own bed and then performed oral sex on him when he was a youth. Gaghan also abused another nephew who later committed suicide. Gaghan was a priest and teacher at former Saint John Neumann H.S. in Philadelphia. Investigation by the Order found the accusation credible. Gaghan died in 1989.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News 1.8.10


Gallagher

Name: Gallagher,Francis J.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Arrested 1989 for solicitation of 18 yr old and 20 yr old. Also admitted abuse of 2 teenage brothers. Placed in treatment 1990 and reassigned to parish 1991. Placed on leave 2002 and petitioned for laicization. Laicization announced 11/06. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladellphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 11.17.061994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)


Gallagher

Name: Gallagher,Joseph J.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Man told Archdiocese in 2007 that Gallagher repeatedly fondled him when he was an altar boy at St. Mark’s in Bristol, PA. Another man made similar accusation previous year. The 2007 accuser reported others had also been abused. Review Board deemed both reports unsubstantiated in 2008.The accuser from 2007 committed suicide the next year. Gallagher “retired”. Removed 2/11. New suits 4/11 & 9/12. Found unfit for ministry 4/13. Permanently removed. Died 06.05.18. Funeral mass concelebrated by Bishop Maginnis.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11WPVI 02.16.11Daily Times 03.29.11Daily Times 03.30.11Philadelphia Daily News 03.30.11Philly Burbs 03.30.11Forsyth v Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cause No 11-0400468 04.06.11My Fox Philly 04.06.11Philly Burbs 04.07.11John Doe 196 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 09.18.12John Doe 197 v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 09.18.12NBC 10 09.18.12MyFoxPhilly 04.07.13NBC 10 04.07.13Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 04.07.13Philadelphia Inquirer 04.06.14Phillycom via Legacycom 06.07.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Gallagher

Name: Gallagher,Joseph P.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 12 yr old boy in early-mid 1970s. Archdiocese notified in 1974. Sent for treatment and reassigned. Placed on leave in 2002 and in 2004 his ministry was permanently restricted. He is now living a supervised life. Civil suit filed 12/03.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 12.24.03Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.04Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Gana

Name: Gana, Stanley M.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse in 1970s-1980s. Abuse reported in 1992 and 1995. Placed on leave and sent for treatment. He was one of the unidentified priests dismissed from the archdiocese 4/02 because of abuse complaints. “Countless victims,” including women, and theft of money per 2005 grand jury report. In 1996 he left treatment and went to Orlando, FL. Began living with group of older teens & young men. Laicized 3/21/06. Named in new Grand Jury report 2/11.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report–PatternsPhiladelphia Inquirer 07.25.04Philadelphia Inquirer 09.14.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06Duluth News Tribune 04.08.06National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06Orlando Sentinel 08.13.07Philadelphia Daily News 08.16.07Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 09.02.11Philadelphia Daily News 01.24.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.02.12CBS Philly 04.03.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.03.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.17.12PennLive 04.08.16Reading Eagle 06.26.16

Assignments: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (revised)


Garcia

Name: Garcia,Armand D.
Year: 2005
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Placed on leave 3/16/18 due to an allegation against him of child sexual abuse. Pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Summerdale since 11/17. Previously assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary in Roxborough. Was member of National Association of Filipino Priests.

Source: Philly com 03.25.18


Name: Garrity, Stephen M.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: S.J. Jesuit
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Garrity, pastor of Holy Cross in Durham NC since 10/01, was removed by Order in 2007 after admitting inappropriate sexual contact with 5 adults between age of 18-23 in early 1980s while in Baltimore and Philadelphia. He received therapy. In 1/13, Order told Diocese it had received credible complaint of abuse of a minor from 1970s when Garrity was at Saint Joseph’s Prep School in Philadelphia. Garrity has been inactive since 2007. He lives in monitored community. No criminal charges.

Source: News & Observer 04.09.07WRAL 04.28.07News & Observer 04.30.07News & Observer 06.08.07Philadelphia Inquirer 01.09.13Statement by Diocese of Raleigh 01.09.13

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Gaspar, Mark S.
Year: 1998
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was at Our Lady of Charity Church in Brookhaven, Delaware County. Allegations substantiated 4/13 and he was found unfit for ministry. Permanently removed.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11CNN 4.7.13Main Line Media 4.7.13MyFoxPhilly.com 4.7.13NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Daily News 4.8.13Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 4.7.13Philadelphia Inquirer 4.8.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 4.7.13Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11Washington Post 4.7.13Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11NBC 10 04.07.13

Assignments: PhillyBurbs.com 4.9.13 (add’l article)


Gausch

Name: Gausch,Joseph P.
Year: 1945
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Named in at least three 2004 suits and one 2006 suit. Accused of abuse of numerous boys. First report of abuse received 1948 and he was sent for treatment. Reassigned several times. Left priesthood 1992. Questioned several times prior to death 5/99. At least 12 known sexual-assault complaints against him by 2000. 2006 suit dismissed by lower court and 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal 11/07. Name on 1994 secret memo.

Source: Letter written By Fr Gausch; Philadelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Daily News 01.31.04Philadelphia Inquirer 02.01.04Daily Times 02.03.04Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04Morning Call 03.25.04Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05Mangum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al 06.14.06Delco Times 12.01.06Lawcom 11.07.07

Assignments: Philadelphia Daily News 1.25.12 (add’l article)1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 2.27.12 (add’l article)Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


Giliberti

Name: Giliberti,Francis A.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of at least 4 teenage boys between 1960s and 1976. Archdiocese learned of abuse in 2002 and 2004. His faculties were restricted. Accusations found credible in 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and was living a supervised life. Counting Giliberti, at least 5 members of his 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations, including Gana, Avery, DePaoli and James M. McGuire. Died 4/16/18 at St. Francis Rehab and Health Care Center in Darby, PA.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Philadelphia Daily News 09.28.05Local Catholic 09.29.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.04.05Philadelphia Inquirer 11.13.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.12Daily Times 04.18.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesian Priest Data Profile


Gillespie

Name: Gillespie,John E.
Year: 1953
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 5 youths over a period spanning from 1958 to 1997. Archdiocese knew of his behavior as early as 1994. Placed on leave in 2002. Further restrictions added in 2004. Ministry was permanently restricted. Living a supervised life when he died 2008. Named in new Grand Jury Report 2/10/11. Civil suit filed 3/11 alleged abuse of one boy, aged 14-17, from 1994-1997 at Our Lady of Calvary parish in Philadelphia. 2nd suit filed 3/21/11. On secret 1994 list.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report; Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05; Local Catholic 09.29.05Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 02.10.11CNN 03.07.11NPR 03.07.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.11The Newsworks 03.07.11The Republic 03.07.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Newsworks 03.21.11Newsworks 03.21.11Phoenix New Times 03.21.11Philadelphia Inquirer 07.24.11Finnegan v Lynn Decision 10.06.15PennLive 10.06.15

Assignments: 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 2.27.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)


Name: Ginn,Charles, Jr.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Ordained as Deacon in 2001. Taught at St. Joseph’s Prep School for 29 yrs. Accused of misconduct w/ 2 young boys (hugging and kissing) at the school in 1996. Admitted it to the School which ordered treatment and restrictions. Not actually placed on leave until 11/05. Archbishop said act was not abuse but Ginn will not be reassigned.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News 11.15.05Philadelphia Inquirer 11.15.05Philadelphia Inquirer 11.16.05Delco Times 06.13.06Philadelphia Inquirer 08.02.06


Name: Givey,David W.
Year: 1971
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: From 1984-1991 he was the editor of Catholic Standard & Times. Retired 2006. One of 26 priests placed on admin. leave by archdiocese after they were named as persons of concern in a 2/11 Philadelphia grand jury report. Believed to be living in Camden Diocese. Has denied allegations. Found “unsuitable for ministry” per 7/6/12 announcement due to violation of the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. There are no substantiated allegations of sexual abuse.

Source: National Catholic Reporter 7.6.12Newsworks 7.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 3.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12The Republic 7.6.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 03.30.11Daily Times 03.31.11My Fox Philly 03.31.11Philadelphia Daily News 03.31.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.31.11My Fox Philly 04.01.11NBC 10 07.06.12Catholics4Change 03.12.13

Assignments: Background on Priest from Archdiocese of Philadelphia


Glatts

Name: Glatts,Joseph M.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor emeritus of St. Andrew Church in Drexel Hill, Delaware County. Permanently removed 12/13 after determination that there were no allegations of sexual misconduct but he acted in violation of church standards.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Daily Local News 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11West Chester Patch 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13Malvern Patch 12.16.13


Grumm

Name: Grumm,Thomas J.
Year: 1975
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 2002 of abuse of high school boy between 1986-1988. Placed on leave and sent for treatment. In 2004 his ministry was permanently restricted and he agreed to a supervised life.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Name: Hagan, David I.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Oblate
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Died in 2005. Accused in 6/06 RICO class action civil suit of abusing 2 brothers for 3 years, beginning in 1977 or 1978. RICO suit dismissed 11/06 on grounds that RICO’s standard of injury to business or property had not been met. Appeal rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.

Source: Magnum et al v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et alPhiladelphia Inquirer 05.03.05Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.06Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.06Philadelphia Inquirer 06.25.06Philadelphia Daily News 11.21.06Law com 11.07.07


Harris

Name: Harris, Steven
Year: 1980
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Had served as chancellor for archdiocese. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims were unsubstantiated. Assigned to Tribunal and Chancery. Pastor of St. Bridget’s in East Falls since 6/15; placed again on leave 12/15 due to “concerns regarding his suitability for ministry at this time,” and not due to allegations of a crime.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Daily Local News 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Mt Airy Patch 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11NBC 10 07.06.12Newsworks 07.06.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.06.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 07.06.12The Republic 07.06.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.09.12; Philadelphia Inquirer 12.21.15

Assignments: Background Information on Priest by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12


Haynes

Name: Haynes,Mark J.
Year: 1985
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Arrested 10/14, charged with felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children — Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility for posting two photos on Instagram of girl younger than 14, one nude, one close-up of vaginal area. His user name for Instagram was of a young female; traced by investigators to his parish, SS Simon and Jude, West Chester PA. Also found to have posted many other child porn images and lewd emails with the young girl in the two photos; her identity unknown at time of arrest. Arrested 2/15 by FBI for the child porn. Three women 2/15 alleged sex abuse as children in 1990s by Haynes; one said he forced her to perform oral sex on him during confession. Worked since ’85 at 8 parishes, Office for Youth and Young adults; also, high school chaplain. Pled guilty 6/15 to distributing child porn. Sentenced 2/16 to 20 yrs in prison.

Source: 6 ABCFox Philly 10.24.14Daily Mail UK 03.14.15Fox 29 02.17.16Houston Chronicle 02.17.16Mercury 02.17.16Metro 02.17.16PhillyVoice 02.17.16

Assignments: Fox Philly 10.24.14


Henry

Name: Henry,James T.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Diocese learned in 1987 of abuse of 15 yr old girl. He was transferred, sent for treatment, and then reassigned. In 2004 his ministry was permanently restricted, and he is living a supervised life. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladephila Inquirer 02.06.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05Local Catholic 09.29.051994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)


Hermley

Name: Hermley, Robert J.
Year: 1955
Hierarchy: Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 2003 of abuse of boy in Philly between 1976-1980. In 1987 he was reported to Oblates for having abused a youth during early 1980s in NJ. Convicted 1982 in PA of indecent assault of boys age 13 and 14 during Wilmington assignment. 3 yrs probation. Reinstated to ministry same year in VA. Retired 2003. Named in Philadelphia Grand Jury report. Died 8/30/09. Name released as part of 8/11 Oblate $24.8M settlement with 40 individuals.

Source: Findagrave.com accessed 2.8.11Middletown Transcript 8.5.11News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account)News Journal 8.4.11News Journal 8.5.11Philly Grand Jury ReportNews Journal 09.30.05News Journal 10.01.05News Journal 11.18.06


Hoffman

Name: Hoffman,Gerard J.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Placed on leave 7/08 after allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in 1970s. He was serving as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Doylestown at time of his suspension. Archdiocese reported this was first allegation against Hoffman. As of 3/09, Diocese said Review Board could not substantiate original charge but did find evidence of abuse of 2nd minor and that Hoffman had agreed to live a supervised life of prayer & penance at a priest retirement home.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.08Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 07.28.08Pottstown Mercury 07.28.08News of Delaware County 07.29.08Philadelphia Daily News 07.29.08The Intelligencer 07.29.08The Reporter 07.29.08Daily Times 03.23.09Philadelphia Inquirer 03.23.09Philadelphia Inquirer 03.24.09SNAP Statement 03.24.09

Assignments: Pottstown Mercury 7.29.08Philadelphia Inquirer 7.29.08


Hoy

Name: Hoy,Daniel J.
Year: 1948
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Retired in 1998. One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation of allegations involving sexual abuse of minor. Last assignment: in residence at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Strafford. Died 7/11 before investigation completed. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation was inconclusive due to his death.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11Daily Local News 3.9.11NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.6.12Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 07.27.11

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Hummell

Name: Hummell, John F.
Year: 1965
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accusations received in Oct. 2005 that he had abused a minor in mid 1970s. Placed on leave late June 2006 without faculties after diocesan investigation revealed “patterns of behavior that would be considered sexual abuse”… Case being referred to Vatican.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website; Daily Local 7.4.06NBC 10 7.5.06Philadelphia Inquirer 7.4.06Wilks Barre Times Leader 7.5.06

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocese Priest Data Profile


Iannarella

Name: Iannarella, James M.
Year: 1996
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 17 yr old girl for 3 months in 1999. Archdiocese sent him for evaluation and placed him on administrative leave until 2003. At that time, the archdiocese placed him on inactive status. He worked at Drexel Univ. from 2001-2005 until name appeared on Grand Jury Report. His laicization was announced 3/07.

Source: Delaware County Times 3.9.07Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Daily News 10.06.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.28.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Janowski

Name: Janowski, Stanley
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: OFM Franciscan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Also served as vice principal. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn’s 1994 list of extern priests who were ‘guilty of sexual misconduct with minors.’ Twice accused of sexual abuse of minors but order’s investigation was inconclusive. Order did settle with one individual. Other was happy to learn that Janowski was no longer working with children. Believed to be currently living in WI.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12SNAP Wisconsin Statement 08.19.12


Jones

Name: Jones, Richard G.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of two teenage boys. Archdiocese learned of 1st instance in 1988. He was on health leave from 1988-1990, leave of absence from 1990-1993, and left active ministry in 1993. Civil suit filed 2004 alleging abuse from 1980-1983. Included in Grand Jury report of 2005. Laicization announced 2005. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 2005Philadelphia Daily News 01.31.04Philadelphia Inquirer 02.01.04Daily Times 02.03.04Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.051994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)


Joseph

Name: Joseph,William T.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 5th grade boy in late 1970s. Diocese notified in 1998. Joseph allowed to retire. In 2004, his ministry was permanently restricted, and he accepted a supervised life.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News 4.3.08Philadelphia Grand Jury Report

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Name: Killian,William N.
Year: 1935
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Per 2002 article, woman alleged abuse by Killian in 1950s. Said he would have her change from school uniform into ballerina outfit from his closet and then have her lie on bed while he molested her. She told mom who spoke with someone and then told her she would not have to go to rectory again. Killian remained in his position. The older brother of a classmate confirmed story about Killian and the “costume closet.” Killian died in 1965. Named in 2006 civil suit.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 04.03.02Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Magnum v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia 06.14.06Law.com 11.07.07


Name: Kline,John
Year: 1949
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Attorneys for one man announced 3/15/11 that they would be filing suit alleging that Kline, while assigned to St. Francis Xavier parish and Roman Catholic High School in 1968 or 1969, abused the then-adolescent youth. Kline died 1/1996. Suit was filed 3/16/11 in NJ. Plaintiff says Kline also abused his brother.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 01.07.96Daily Times 03.15.11Associated Press 03.16.11Daily Times 03.16.11My Fox Philly 03.16.11Daily Times 03.17.11Finnegan v Lynn Decision 10.06.15PennLive 10.06.15


Kohler

Name: Kohler,Thomas M.
Year: 1968
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Removed from assignment 1994 and remained on leave until 2005. Accused of abuse of one male in mid-1970s and of taking nude photos of 15 yr old boy in 1994 in New Jersey. Criminal charges filed re this. Unable to determine outcome of criminal charges Also named in 1995 civil suit which later settled. Laicization announced 2005.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 3.3.02Providence Journal Bulletin 07.13.94Philadelphia Daily News 04.19.96USA Today 11.11.02Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Website: Catholic Scouters & Sexual Abuse, 11.30.07

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Kolenkiewicz

Name: Kolenkiewicz, Louis J.
Year: 1993
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Suspended 2/15 after discovery by D.A. that porn he had downloaded in 2005 included photos of minors. Investigated by D.A. 2005 and 2011 for downloading porn. Removed for three years. No charges filed due to church not preserving evidence, per D.A. Received treatment after 2011 incident. Had returned to parish ministry in 6/14. On leave 6/15 after local police found him working at parish and told archdiocese to keep him away from children. Cleared by archdiocesan review board; to return 6/19/17, assigned to Cathedral.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 03.03.15Philly com 05.26.17


Kornacki

Name: Kornacki,Matthew J.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of possession of child porn from 2001-2003; placed on leave in 2003 and sent for treatment. Indicted and pleaded guilty 2004. Sentenced to 30 months federal prison. His ministry was permanently restricted. He is a registered sex offender in PA.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Daily News 05.28.04Morning Call 05.29.04Centre Daily (AP) 08.25.04Morning Call 08.26.04Philadelphia Inquirer 08.26.04Philadelphia Daily News 11.18.04Philadelphia Inquirer 08.17.05Local Catholic 09.29.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Report


Kostelnick

Name: Kostelnick,Albert T.
Year: 1954
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse (fondling) of at least 18 girls over a 32-year period. Reported in 1987, 1988 and 1992. Not removed from active duty until 2002 (04?). His ministry was permanently restricted, and he accepted a supervised life. Died 3/30/09. Testimony in3/12 trial of Msgr. Lynn. One woman, molested as a teen when she served meals in rectory, testified she wrote directly to Lynn, a childhood acquittance, in 12/01. Kostelnick denied abuse but sent for evaluation.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report–PatternsPhiladelphia Inquirer 4.1.12Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Tributes.com 03.31.09Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 03.29.12Adelaide Now 03.30.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record–Revised


Name: Kuczynski,Edward P.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Civil suit filed 4/06. Alleged abuse of youth from 2002-2005. Police had been notified in 2005 and reported to Archdiocese that complaint was unfounded. Shown as Chaplain, Saint Monica Manor and in residence at Saint Philip Neri Rectory per Archdiocesan website 6/23/07. Still active priest in Philadelphia as of 5/10.

Source: Morning Call 04.19.06Morning Call 04.20.06The Mercury 04.20.06

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Lanctot,Dexter A.
Year: 1976
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. Served 3 mos. in federal prison for breaking into naval air station in 1987. Served as chaplain at children’s hospital. Faculties restricted 8/93 after he conducted public exorcism on steps of archdiocesan headquarters. Left priesthood 1995. Serving as Chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012.

Source: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Website 4.1.12Philadelphia Inquirer 01.20.87National Catholic Reporter 06.19.981994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12The Patch 03.23.12


Name: Lawlor,David T.
Year: 1971
Hierarchy: Norbertine
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Lawlor, priest assigned to Daylesford Abbey, was arrested in 2002 and charged with accosting (inappropriate touching) a mentally disabled adult male in whirlpool at a YMCA. Lawlor was placed on leave when accusations were made. He oversaw the kitchen at the abbey and filled in for other priests. Lawlor denied accusations and was found innocent by Jury 10/03.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News 12.19.02Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.02Philadelphia Inquirer 10.11.03


Leneweaver

Name: Leneweaver,Raymond O.
Year: 1962
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of at least 12 youths from 1966-1980. Several transfers after Archdiocese first learned of abuse. Left active ministry in 1980. He taught in public schools after leaving active ministry. Requested reactivation in late 1990s. Msgr. Lynn denied request in 1998, for Leneweaver’s own welfare and the “welfare of the church” Laicized 3/21/05. On 1994 secret list memo.

Source: 9.11.80 memo from Chancellor Statkus to Archbishop; Daily Local News 4.2.12Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report–PatternsPhiladelphia Inquirer 9.9.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.03.051994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Revised)


Liggio

Name: Liggio,John R.
Year: 1975
Hierarchy: Augustinian
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Liggio, a teacher of religion and campus ministry director at Malvern Prep School, was investigated by the DA’s office 1/03 after allegations he abused a student at the school in 1997-1998. He was placed on leave in late 2002 after allegation surfaced. He denied allegations. In 9/03, DA’s office declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence. Named in 7/25/12 civil suit by original accuser.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News 01.14.03Philadelphia Inquirer 01.15.03Philadelphia Inquirer 08.30.03Chicago Tribune 07.26.12Daily Times 07.27.12


Logrip

Name: Logrip,Joseph L.
Year: 1972
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment: in residence at St. Stanislaus in Lansdale. Mentioned in 2/11 civil suit as having knowledge of attack on one youth but not doing anything. On 6.8/14, Archbishop announced that, after extensive investigation, Logrip was “suitable for ministry based on unsubstantiated allegations that he sexually abused minors over 20 years ago.” No information yet on his new assignment as of 6/8/14.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Times Herald 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Philly Burbs 03.10.11Philly Burbs 03.11.11Philly com 03.12.11Archdiocese of Philadelphia Statement 06.08.14CatholicPhilly 06.08.14Catholics4Change 06.08.14CBS Philly 06.08.14Daily Journal 06.08.14Morning Call 06.08.14Philadelphia Inquirer 06.08.14Philadelphia Daily News 06.09.14SNAP Statement 06.09.14WPVI 06.09.14

Assignments: Catholic Philly 06.08.14


Name: Macanga,Joseph E.
Year: 1986
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Macanga, a former priest, was arrested in Lumberton NJ 4/08 by the FBI after they found child pornography on his personal computer. He had been identified as a participant in an internet chat room. He was working as a teacher and coach at a Burlington County middle school at the time of his arrest and was suspended without pay. Macanga left the active priesthood in 1995 with clean record. Released on house arrest with monitoring. Sentenced 6/09 to 57 months in federal prison. Projected release date 8/13.

Source: WNBC 04.23.08Courier Post 04.24.08Bucks County Courier Times 04.25.08Courier Post 04.26.08Courier Post 05.01.08SNAP 12.30.08Bucks County Courier-Times 06.18.09


Martins

Name: Martins,Nilo C.
Hierarchy: Unknown
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Brazilian pediatrician and order priest. Convicted 1985 of abuse of boy, age 12. Sent for treatment before conviction. Served only about 5 weeks of 23-46 month sentence. Immediately deported/returned to Brazil. Remained active priest there for many years.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report–PatternsPhiladelphia Daily News 04.27.02Philadelphia Daily News 04.29.02Associated Press 04.30.02Philadelphia Inquirer 05.16.02Philadelphia Inquirer 05.23.02USA Today 11.11.02Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06


Mazzotta

Name: Mazzotta,George J.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: In 5/10 his privileges were removed after allegations he sexually abused a minor more than 40 years previously. He was removed form assignment as parochial vicar at Stella Maris parish and transferred to Villa St. Joseph, a home for retired priests in Darby, Pa. No known previous allegations against him. Archdiocese announced 5/20/12 that allegations were found to be credible and he was unsuitable for ministry. Mazzotta has agreed to a supervised life of prayer and penance.

Source: KYW Newsradio 05.10.10Philadelphia Inquirer 05.10.10Press Release from Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.10.10Daily Times 05.11.10Philadelphia Daily News 05.11.10CBS Philly 05.20.12News 10 05.20.12Newswork 05.20.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.20.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.20.12The Sentinel 05.20.12Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.12PhillyBurbs 05.21.12


Name: McCafferty, Joseph F.
Year: 1961
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. In 1994 he was serving as chaplain at St. Mary’s Manor in Lansdale.

Source: 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12The Patch 03.23.12


McCarthy

Name: McCarthy, Michael J.
Year: 1965
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Spent 20 yrs at Cardinal O’Hara High School between 1965-1989. Also worked part-time as travel agent. Accused of abuse of 2 male high school students Complaints were given to Archdiocese in 1986 and 1991 (re abuse 1974-1976). He received a promotion even after 2nd abuse reported. Placed on leave in 1993 with restrictions. Sent for treatment. Further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 1/3/06.

Source: Philly Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Daily News 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 05.15.12San Antonio Express News 05.15.12Lez Get Real 05.17.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.30.12

Assignments: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment RecordArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Rev)


McCole

Name: McCole,John F.
Year: 1958
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Man filed civil suit 6/09 in NC alleging that in 1970s when he was an altar boy, McCole abused him on several occasions in Philadelphia and then took him to NC where he and another priest, Justin Pechulis, forced the boy to participate in group oral sex while a third man watched. Suit also alleged that Cardinal Krol was told of the abuse but dismissed the allegations saying, “That’s just how men behave with each other.” McCole denied the allegations. Died 1/21/15.

Source: Citizen-Times 06.02.09Philadelphia Daily News 06.02.09Philadelphia Gay News 06.25.09Philly Obituary 01.25.15


Name: McColgan,Charles P.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of fondling one youth in bathhouse. Same plaintiff alleges abuse by John Kelly. Civil suit filed in 1994 (RICO suit) but plaintiff’s claims dismissed as beyond SOL. Died 1993. All RICO claims settled 3/03.

Source: Star-Ledger 05.14.02Class Action Reporter 05.16.02Philadelphia Inquirer 05.20.02Philadelphia Inquirer 06.21.02Star-Ledger 03.14.03


McCormick

Name: McCormick, Andrew D.
Year: 1982
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests removed 3/7/11 pending investigation of allegations of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assigned to Sacred Heart in Swedesburg. There was allegation (2004?) of computer porn and boundary issues. Arrested 7/26/12, charged with sexually assaulting a boy in 1997 at St. John Cantius parish. Three felony charges dismissed by court 8/12 but reinstated 10/12. Others remained. Trial began 02/27/14. Ended in mistrial 3/12/14. Second trial also a mistrial. Archdiocese announced in 8/18 that McCormick was found unsuitable for ministry.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Times Herald 03.09.11Main Line 03.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Times Herald 03.11.11Philadelphia Inquirer 04.20.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.06.12San Francisco Chronicle 04.16.12My Fox Philly 07.27.12NBC 10 07.27.12Newsworks 07.27.12San Francisco Chronicle 07.27.12Times Online 07.27.12Chicago Tribune 07.28.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.12Philadelphia Inquirer 07.30.12CBS Philly 08.16.12CBS Philly 08.16.12Philadelphia Daily News 08.16.12San Francisco Chronicle 08.16.12Philadelphia Inquirer 10.02.12Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Enquirer-Herald 02.24.14Philadelphia Inquirer 02.24.14SNAP Statement 02.24.14Big Trial 02.26.14Big Trial 02.27.14CBS Philly 02.27.14Daily Journal (AP) 02.27.14Express News 02.27.14NBC 10 02.27.14Philadelphia Inquirer 02.27.14Big Trial 02.28.14New York Daily News 02.28.14Newsworks 02.28.14Philadelphia Daily News 02.28.14Big Trial 03.04.14Albany Times Union 03.05.14Big Trial 03.05.14CBS Philly 03.05.14CBS Philly 03.05.14CT Post 03.05.14Philadelphia Daily News 03.05.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.05.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.05.14Pottstown Mercury 03.05.14Big Trial 03.06.14NBC 10 03.06.14Seattle PI 03.06.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.07.14Pottstown Mercury 03.07.14Philly 03.08.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.14The Reporter 03.10.14Big Trial 03.11.14Big Trial 03.12.14CBS Philly 03.12.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.12.14Philadelphia Inquirer 03.12.14Pottstown Mercury 03.12.14Philadelphia Daily News 03.13.14SNAP Statement 03.13.14Philadelphia Inquirer 04.29.14Philadelphia Inquirer 05.14.14Philadelphia Inquirer 05.29.14The Republic 05.29.14CBS 08.19.18


McGinnis III

Name: McGinnis III,James J.
Year: 1978
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors with no conclusive evidence. In 1994 he was Assoc. Pastor at St. Ignatius in Yardley. Shown as former pastor of Our Lady of Hope in Philadelphia. Died Oct. 26, 2010. In obituary, he was shown as Retired and Resident of Saint Francis Country House, Darby

Source: FindAGrave.com n.d.Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 10.29.101994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12The Patch 03.23.12


McGuire

Name: McGuire, James E.
Year: < 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 3 minor males and one other victim. Abuse began while he was still in seminary in 1966. Placed on leave 2002 with restrictions. Laicized 3/24/06. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. As of 4/16/12, Counting McGuire, at least 5 members of his 1970 seminary class have been defrocked or removed from ministry over abuse allegations,

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.061994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.16.12

Assignments: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


McKenzie

Name: McKenzie,Joseph M.
Year: 1951
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of abuse of 2 male minors and 2 other males between 1966-1981. At least 4 health leaves during his career. Deceased 1989. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence..

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Report1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


McLoughlin

Name: McLoughlin,Richard J.
Year: 1969
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of a boy in 1968-1969 and a 15 yr old girl beginning in 1976. Placed on leave in 1994 and again in 2002. Further restrictions added in 2004 when he was sentenced to supervised life of prayer and penance Matter referred to Vatican 11/12/04 for possible laicization. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. Inquiry was still ongoing then.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportLocal Catholic 09.29.051994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)


Name: Mills,Donald J.
Year: 1982
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Mills is named in 10/11 Motion filed by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. Motion says he was accused in 2005 of sexually assaulting a minor in 1982. Rumors of “troubling conduct” existed as early as 1996 when one priest was penalized for raising objections when Mills was transferred to his parish. Mills was placed on health leave in 1999 & died in 2006. The priest from 1996 complaint testified in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn about how complaints were ignored.

Source: American Conservative 5.3.12Philadelphia Inquirer 5.3.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 5.3.12Washington Post 5.2.12Philadelphia Inquirer 10.29.11


Name: Monahan,Joseph R.
Year: 1962
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 2002 of abuse of 8th grade boy in 1969. Monahan sent to St. Louis for alcohol treatment in 1972 and then began working. Incardinated there in 1980. St. Louis not informed of allegations until 2005 just before release of Grand Jury Report. Monahan immediately placed on leave.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportSt. Louis Post DispatchMorning Call 09.22.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Mulholland

Name: Mulholland,John H.
Year: 1965
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of six or more youths in 1960s & 1970s. Wrote letters to a teenage in 1960s regarding sadomasochistic outings with teens. Church knew of letters in 1968; he continued to work until 2002 or so. In 2004 Archdiocese deemed charges not credible but he needed mental health help. Remained active until just after 2005 Grand Jury Report. New allegation received after report was released. Laicization announced 8/08. On secret 1994 list. Named by 1 man and 1 woman in new suit filed 9/18/12. Suit file in Canada in 2016 by PA man alleging abuse as a teen by Mulholland on a trip to Ontario.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website; Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.23.05Philadelphia Daily News 09.27.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.27.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.25.05Bucks Courty Courier Times 11.01.05Philadelphia Inquirer 12.23.06The Reporter 08.28.08Bucks County Courier Times 08.29.08Delco Times 08.29.08Philadelphia Inquirer 01.25.12Philadelphia Inquirer 01.26.12Daily Mail (UK) 01.27.121994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12CBS Philly 05.08.17

Assignments: John Doe 195 and Jane Doe 190 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, et al 9.18.12NBC 10 9.18.12 (add’l article)Daily Times 9.18.12 (add’l article)Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Murray

Name: Murray,John J.
Year: 1947
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 2 teenage girls in 1991. Placed on leave w/ restricted faculties 1992 and “retired” in 1993. Additional restrictions added 2004. He died March 2006. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of or accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Report 2005Local Catholic 09.29.051994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Murtha

Name: Murtha,Michael G.
Year: 1993
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Allegations that in 1995 Murtha was found to be in possession of S&M and violent child pornography were included in a Motion filed by Philadelphia District Attorney’s office 0/11. Motion also cited an explicit note Murtha had written to a 7th grade boy. Murtha initially denied that the porn was his and then admitted it. He was sent to St. John Vianney for treatment but allowed to remain as active priest until at least 2008. Request for laicization has been sent to Vatican.

Source: Big Trial 1.8.13CBS Philly 03.28.11Philadelphia Inquirer 10.29.11Philadelphia Inquirer 01.23.12Philadelphia Daily News 01.24.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Log 03.28.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.29.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Navit

Name: Navit,Zachary
Year: 1994
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as director of the Offices of Closures and Special Projects. In 12/13, he was cleared by Archdiocese to return to previous position after Review Board could not substantiate allegations.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11The Patch 03.09.11Times Herald 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Warminster Patch 03.10.11NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13


Nawn

Name: Nawn,Henry “Harry” J.
Year: 1955
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 5 boys in their mid-teens in 1960s. First allegation not received by archdiocese until 1997. Retired in 1991. Nawn died 1996. Named in 2004 and 2006 civil suits. Suit rejected by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.

Source: Magnum v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, filed 6.06Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 01.24.96Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.04Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Law.com 11.07.07

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Newman

Name: Newman,Charles
Year: 1985
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 2004 suit of sexually abusing 16 yr old boy from 1994-96, Allegedly gave the boy drugs and alcohol & performed oral sex on him. Also gave him $42K, some of it funds from Bishop Ryan HS where Newman was principal. Order allegedly offered the complainant $50K to sign release. Suit dismissed on SOL. Accuser died of drug overdose 11/06. Newman resigned from Ryan for financial mismanagement in 2003. Arrested 12/07 for theft. Pled guilty 3/09. Sentenced to 3-6 yrs. Paroled 12/13.

Source: Associated Press 06.16.04Philadelphia Daily News 06.17.04Philadelphia Inquirer 06.17.04Northeast Times 06.24.04Northeast Times Editorial 06.24.04Philadelphia Daily News 06.28.04Grand Jury Presentment (indictment) re Newman 11.30.07Appleton Post-Crescent (AP) 12.20.07NBC10 12.20.07Philadelphia Inquirer 12.20.07Statement issued by Archdiocese 12.20.07MSNBC 12.21.07My Fox Philadelphia 12.24.07NBC10 12.24.07Philadelphia Inquirer 12.24.07Philadelphia Daily News 01.02.08Philadelphia Daily News 03.09.09Philadelphia Magazine 11.16.09Patriot-News 09.25.12Patriot News 02.13.13Philadelphia Daily News 12.22.13WHYY 08.15.18


Paul

Name: Paul,John P.
Year: 1972
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Archdiocese received two allegations in 2013 that Paul allegedly abused children approximately 40 yrs before while in seminary. Matter reported to police, but no charges filed. He was placed under restrictions. Parish and school not informed until 11/7/13 after he voluntarily resigned. He denied all allegations. Spent many years as teacher and school minister. On 12/15/13, his faculties were removed. Other accusers have come forward. Found not suitable for ministry and permanently removed 02/23/14.

Source: Statement by Our Lady of Calvary School 11.09.13My Fox Philly 11.10.13My Fox Philly 11.10.13Philadelphia Inquirer 11.10.13WPVI 11.10.13Catholic League 11.11.13Catholic Philly 11.11.13Catholics4Change–Statements by Archdiocese, Paul & School 11.11.13Philadelphia Daily News 11.11.13; SNAP Statement 11.11.13; Catholics4Change 11.16.13Catholics4Change 11.20.13NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPXI 12.15.13PhillyCom (AP) 12.16.13Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch 12.16.13Montgomery Media 01.10.14Catholics4Change 02.20.14CBS Philly 02.23.14Daily Times 02.23.14NBC 10 02.23.14Philadelphia Inquirer 02.23.14Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 02.23.14Catholics4Change 02.24.14Philadelphia Daily News 02.24.14SNAP Statement 02.24.14WPVI 02.24.14Catholics4Change 02.25.14Montgomery Media 02.26.14Catholics4Change 04.28.14


Name: Perzan,Stephen B.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 12.16.87Philadelphia Grand Jury Report II, 02.10.11Statement by Philadelphia District Attorney 02.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.11.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.11WPVI 02.16.11Commonweal 03.12.11NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13Gallup Independent 12.16.13


Name: Peterson,Leonard
Year: 1967
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Hatfield. Spent much of his career at Catholic Schools in the Philadelphia area. Found suitable for ministry 7/6/12 after Review Board determined misconduct claims against him were unsubstantiated.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11Newsworks 7.6.12NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 7.6.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11The Reporter 7.6.12The Republic 7.6.12Times Herald 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11NBC 10 07.06.12Montgomery Media 07.19.12

Assignments: Background on Priest from Archdiocese of Philadelphia 7.6.12


Name: Pinkowski,Terrance
Year: 1949
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: In 1992 civil suit, man says Pinkowski, a teacher and counselor at high school, abused him for several years. When victim went to officials, the head of the Franciscan order promised to pay for therapy and take care of priest. They transferred Pinkowski but refused to pay for therapy, so suit filed. Court dismissed because of statute of limitations. He died 1991.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 03.17.02USA Today 11.11.02


Podson

Name: Podson,Ted (Theodore)
Year: 1976
Hierarchy: Piarist Fathers
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Left Devon Prep in Philadelphia in 1993 after allegations he sexually abused a boy. No publicity and no charges. By 1995 he was in Amarillo Diocese as pastor and prison chaplain. Resigned 6/02 after Dallas conference. 2002 OCD had two entries: Amarillo and Washington DC. By 2003 he was living in Philippines with teenagers around him. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn’s list of order & extern abusive priests. Order removed him 8/12 and he is under supervision at residential treatment center.

Source: Amarillo Globe 7.2.02Amarillo Globe 7.9.02Dallas Morning News 7.4.02Dallas Morning News 8.6.02Amarillo Globe 06.27.02Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12SNAP Statement 08.20.12Philadelphia Inquirer 09.16.12


Name: Povish, Robert
Year: 1990
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as a chaplain (state employed) to inmates at the Graterford Prison in Skippack and in-residence priest at St. Eleanor Rectory in Collegeville. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that investigation found he violated standards of ministry and was unsuitable for ministry.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11NY Times 3.8.11Perkiomen Valley Patch 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11The Patch 5.4.12Times Herald 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Phoenixville Patch 03.20.11Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.13


Powers

Name: Powers,Richard T.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Powers’ name was included on 1994 list of 35 priests suspected or accused of abuse of minors. List compiled by Msgr. Lynn. Cardinal Bevilacqua ordered list destroyed at the time but copy turned over to prosecutors in 2012. He was accused of sex with a17 yr old girl in Venezuela while working with Society of St. James in late 1980s. Powers continued as active priest until 3/12 when archdiocese was expected to remove him. Permanently removed 4/13.

Source: Main Line Media 4.7.13Norristown Patch 4.7.13Philadelphia Daily News 4.8.13Philadelphia Inquirer 4.7.13Philadelphia Inquirer 4.8.13PhillyBurbs.com 4.9.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 4.7.13Washington Post 4.7.131994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.13.12The Rittenhoused 03.13.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.14.12NBC 10 04.07.13


Reardon

Name: Reardon,John D.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for allegations involving minors. Last assignment was as pastor at St. John of the Cross Parish in Roslyn. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. On 5/4/12 Archdiocese found allegations substantiated and that he was unsuitable for ministry. Canonical process pending.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11My Fox Philly 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.111994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12Philadelphia Inquirer 05.04.12Philly Burbs 05.04.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 05.04.12

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Rogers (in Philly)

Name: Rogers (in Philly),Francis P.
Year: 1946
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of numerous young boys, beginning just after his ordination and continuing for decades. Retired 1995. One man complained to Archdiocese in 1998 and Rogers was moved to a retirement home. Died 2005.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 9.22.05 (2nd)Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.02USA Today 11.11.02Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Name: Rooney,Thomas
Year: 1991
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as chaplain at the Immaculate Mary Home, a Catholic nursing facility for the elderly, in Northeast Philadelphia. Archdiocese announced 5/4/12 that allegations he violated standards of ministry were substantiated and he was unsuitable for ministry.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 3.8.11NY Times 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 3.9.11Philadelphia Inquirer 5.4.12Philly Burbs 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 5.4.12Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 3.8.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11


Sabadish

Name: Sabadish,Joseph F.
Year: 1945
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of a young brother and sister in early 1960s. Also, a suspect in the rape and murder of a young girl but never charged. He did pass a polygraph. Died 1999. Named in 2006 civil suit. Suit dismissed by lower court and dismissal upheld by 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportBucks County Courier Times 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Bucks County Courier Times 10.04.05Magnum v Philadelphia Archdiocese et al, 06.14.06Law com 11.07.07Bucks County Courier Times 08.26.18Morning Call 09.15.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Santry

Name: Santry,William L.
Year: 1956
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: In 2005 a woman reported to the archdiocese that Santry sexually abused her in the late 1960s, when she was a 16-year-old Our Lady of Loreto parishioner in South Philadelphia. Santry admitted to the abuse. The woman said she was also molested during that time at the same parish by Rev. Joseph DiGregorio. Santry told investigators in 2005 that he recalled that the girl had spent time in the rectory with DiGregorio and that he thought there was something like “fondling” going on. Santry had voluntarily left the priesthood in 1971. His laicization by the Vatican was announced 2006. Santry’s name was included in the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report II, released 2/10/11.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.06Duluth News Tribune 04.08.06Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Report II 02.10.11Philadelphia Inquirer 02.13.116 ABC 02.19.11


Satchell

Name: Satchell,Martin J.
Year: 1993
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 1993 (year of ordination) of “credible allegations of misconduct involving a minor [boy].” Placed on administrative leave 1993 (after 4 months on job) through 2003. Laicized at his request 9/16/04. Taught in several prestigious schools between 1993 and 2004. Named in lawsuit filed 2/14/11. Name included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 06.03.05Philadelphia Inquirer 06.04.05Philadelphia Inquirer 06.06.05Philadephia Daily News 06.09.05Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Canadian Press 02.14.11John Doe 10 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 02.14.11SNAP Statement 02.14.11Reuters 02.16.111994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile (Part 2)


Schaeflein

Name: Schaeflein,Charles J.
Year: 1949
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of a minor some time prior to 1990. He retired in 1989. Placed on leave in 2005 when allegation first became known. April 2006 article says Schaefle (at age 86 or 87) has agreed to a supervised life of prayer and penance. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor with no conclusive evidence.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 11.16.05Philadelphia Inquirer 11.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 04.07.061994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)


Schmeer

Name: Schmeer,John P.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Sued 2004. Accused of abuse of 3 boys (1966-67 and 1986). Other accusations also made. First allegations found not credible in 2003 but further investigation in 2004 found latest allegation to be credible. Ministry permanently restricted. In 2/05 and still in 6/16 living supervised life of prayer and penance. Allegations against him were also discussed in 4/12 trial against Msgr. Lynn. 3 men filed 2 new suits against Schmeer 9/18/12.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportMorning Call 03.25.04Philadelphila Inquirer 03.25.04Philadelphia Inquirer 03.29.04Philadelphia Inquirer 06.16.04Philadelphia Inquirer 02.06.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05Miami Herald 12.16.06Miami Herald 04.25.07Philadelphia Magazine 06.17.11Philadelphia Magazine 06.23.11Philadelphia Inquirer 04.18.12McDonnell v Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 09.18.12Reading Eagle 06.26.16Times Herald 08.12.18

Assignments: John Doe 198 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia 9.18.12 (add’l article)NBC 10 9.18.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Inquirer 9.18.12 (add’l article)Daily Times 9.18.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)


Shea

Name: Shea,Thomas F.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 6 boys in 1970s. He admitted molesting two altar boys from 1972 to 1977. Placed on leave 1994 and retired with restrictions 1995. Further restrictions added 2004 and Shea agreed to permanent restriction of ministry and to live a supervised life. Documents regarding his history were introduced in trial of Msgr. Lynn in Philadelphia 4/12. He admitted paying hush money to at least 1 other victim.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportSacramento Bee 4.9.12Philadelphia Daily News 09.22.05National Catholic Reporter 04.28.06Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08Philadelphia Daily News 01.25.12SNAP Wisconsin Statement 01.26.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.10.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Sicoli

Name: Sicoli,David C.
Year: 1975
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of at least 12 boys in their mid-teens during his career as a priest. Placed on administrative leave in 2004 and then further restrictions added in Feb. 2005. His case was referred to the Vatican for review and laicization announced 2/08. Named in new Grand Jury report 2/10/11. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor w no conclusive evidence.

Source: 1.12.78 memo from Chancellor Statkus; 6.22.83 memo from Chancellor Statkus; Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Grand Jury Report–PatternsPhiladephila Inquirer 2.6.05Phillyburbs.com 07.06.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 10.27.05NBC 10 02.14.08Philadelphia Inquirer 02.14.08Philadelphia Inquirer 02.15.08Philadelphia Inquirer 02.19.08Bucks County Courier-Times 02.20.08Philadelphia Daily News 04.03.08

Assignments: Philadelphia Grand Jury Final Presentment 2.10.11, pp. 34-35Montgomery Media 3.29.11 (add’l article)Philadelphia Inquirer 4.22.11 (add’l article)1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 2.27.12Philadelphia Daily News 6.13.12Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev)


Siegele

Name: Siegele,Charles J.
Year: 1953
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 6-7 boys in 1950s and 1960s. 1 claim settled in 1990s and he was named in civil suit filed 2004. Named in 2006 class action suit. This suit dismissed by lower court then by Third Circuit Court of Appeals 11/07. Died 1/28/89. Name (as Siegle) is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportUSA Today 11.11.02Philadelphia Daily News 03.16.04Mangum et al v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al, 06.14.06Law.com 11.07.071994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfilePhiladelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record (Rev).


Smith

Name: Smith, Edward J.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Norbertine
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: In 2002, man reported abuse by Smith at high school in Philadelphia in early 1980s. Says he also saw Smith sexually abuse 2 other boys in the presence of another priest. 4 add’l complaints from students (all later resolved?) were filed against Smith. Also abused in Delaware. Named in 2005 civil Delaware suit. Much of suit dismissed by court 11/06. Default granted against priest 1/07. $41 mil jury verdict awarded 3/30/07. Settled with Diocese 1/08. Settled 9/08 w/ Order & school.

Source: News Journal 11.20.05 (Major Account)Philadelphia Daily News 05.21.02Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05News Journal 11.18.05WVEC (AP) 11.18.05News Journal 11.17.06News Journal 11.18.06News Journal 11.30.06Boston Herald (AP) 01.30.07Navy Times 01.30.07News Journal 01.31.07Baltimore Sun 03.30.07News Journal 03.30.07News Journal 03.31.07News Journal 04.18.07

Assignments: News Journal (AP) 5.11.07 (add’l article)News Journal 8.03.07 (add’l article)Navy Times 8.03.07 (add’l article)News Journal 1.19.08 (add’l article)Green Bay Press-Gazette 1.22.08 (add’l article)News Journal 9.25.08 (add’l article)


Smith

Name: Smith,Thomas J.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused in 2002 and 2005 of abuse of at least three 12- and 13- year-old boys in the 1970s-1980s. First investigation found allegations to be not credible. Later, more allegations were all found to be credible. Laicized 3/29/07, announced 4/07. One man testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that Smith took him and another boy on trip in RV, that that they spent the night in a hotel and Smith played strip poker with them. The witness said Smith assaulted him during the night.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Daily News 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05Washington Post (AP) 04.13.07Boston Globe 04.17.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.17.12Philadelphia Inquirer 04.18.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 04.18.12Fox News 05.07.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 05.07.12Church Militant 06.22.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


Sobotka

Name: Sobotka, DePaul
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: OFM Franciscan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Taught for years at Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia. Name appeared on Msgr. Lynn’s 1994 list of extern/order priests who were accused of abuse of children. No public accusations known until 2012. Order and Archdiocese acknowledge that he was once accused of misconduct with an adult but never a child. Retired with no public ministry. Believed to be living in WI.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 08.19.12SNAP Wisconsin Statement 08.19.12


Steingraber

Name: Steingraber,Louis M.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 2 boys in their early teens in 1982 and a 16 yr old boy on another occasion. Placed on health leave 1983, was reassigned to another position and then left active ministry 1984. Died Sept. 1987 at age 41.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Report

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Swierzy

Name: Swierzy,Michael W.
Year: 1975
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Former principal of high school. Pled guilty 1998 to corrupting morals of a minor; received 5 years’ probation. Other accusations received. On leave 1997-2003. Named in civil suit filed prior to 3/02. Archdiocese found accusations credible in 2004. Sent case to Vatican for review. Laicization announced early 2005; Died July 2005

Source: Philadelphia Daily News 4.3.08Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 3.3.02Philadelphia Inquirer 02.23.02Philadelphia Inquirer 03.22.02Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.17.05

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Name: Talocci,Peter
Year: 1986
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: One of 21 priests placed on administrative leave by Philadelphia archdiocese 3/7/11 pending investigation for credible allegations involving sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors. Last assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Patrick’s in Malvern. Review Board could not prove accusations but permanently removed him 12/13 for violations of standards of ministerial behavior.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Press Release 03.08.11NY Times 03.08.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.08.11Statement of Cardinal Rigali Regarding Administrative Leaves 03.08.11Daily Local News 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.09.11Philadelphia Inquirer 03.10.11Intelligencer 12.15.13NBC 10 12.15.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.15.13Statement by Archdiocese of Philadelphia 12.15.13WPVI 6ABC 12.15.13Malvern Patch 12.16.13Philadelphia Inquirer 12.16.13


Taraborelli

Name: Taraborelli,Carmen F.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 5th grade boy in 1980s. Reported in 1999. Placed on administrative leave in 1999. As of 2004 Ministry is permanently restricted and he lives a supervised life.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury Report

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Thomas

Name: Thomas,Joseph W.
Year: 1955
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Named on Philadelphia Archdiocese website list of accused priests. Placed on leave three times between 1963 and 1972. Faculties removed by Archdiocese in 1972 and he then left active ministry. He died in Dec. 1996. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of sexual misconduct with a minor w no conclusive evidence.

Source: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Website; 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile


Trauger

Name: Trauger,Francis X.
Year: 1972
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 2-3 boys in early 1980s and another in 1991. Allegedly took boys on overnight trips, shared a bed with them and touched them inappropriately. Removed 2003. Laicized 5/20/05. Named in at least 2 civil suits. Name is included on secret 1994 memo from Msgr. Lynn (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were accused of abuse, but no credible evidence found. In 2012, two men testified in Msgr. Lynn’s trial about abuse by Trauger. Named by one man in new suit filed 9/18/12.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 12.18.03Philadelphia Inquirer 12.19.03Philadelphia Inquirer 12.22.03Morning Call 03.25.04Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04Philadelphia Inquirer 07.25.04Philadelphia Inquirer 06.24.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.18.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 07.24.111994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12Huffington Post 03.28.12Philadelphia Inquirer 03.28.12Philadelphia Priest Trial Abuse Blog 03.28.12Times Herald 08.12.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Inquirer 4.5.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 4.6.12 (add’l article)Beaver County Times 4.12.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 4.17.12 (add’l article)Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)


Name: Vath,Aloysius H.
Year: 1940
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Confirmed as abuser of young boys over a period of 18 yrs per secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Died prior to 1994.

Source: 1994 Memo from Fr. William Lynn to Asst. Vicar for Admin. re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12The Patch 03.23.12


Walls

Name: Walls,David E.
Year: 1960
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of 1987-1988 abuse of an adolescent brother and sister and another individual. Placed on administrative leave in 1988. Administrative leave continued 2002 with restrictions and further restrictions added 2004. Laicized 7/19/06. Died 2/21/09.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 09.22.05Philadelphia Inquirer 09.25.05Local Catholic 09.29.05

Assignments: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record


Wiejata

Name: Wiejata,Sylwester
Year: 1996
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of abuse of 13 yr old girl in 2000. In treatment in 1999 and on leave by 2000. Laicized in 2002. Testimony in 2012 trial of Msgr. Lynn shows he had attraction to women, particularly married women and that the girl he admitted (to Msgr. Lynn) abusing was daughter of one woman he had affair with. Msgr. Lynn admitted at trial that he did not report to police or attempt to learn identity of the girl because he doubted the credibility of the woman who first told him about Wiejata.

Source: NCR Today 5.1.12Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Inquirer 5.1.12Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog 5.2.12

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (Rev)


Wisniewski

Name: Wisniewski,Thomas J.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Philadelphia, PA

Note: Accused of sexual abuse over a 3-yr period with a 15-yr- old boy, 1983-1987. Placed on leave 2002 with restrictions. Restrictions increased 2004. Ministry permanently restricted and he was living a supervised life. Name is on secret 1994 memo from Wm. Lynn to Msgr. James Molloy (released 2/27/12) re priests in secret archives who were guilty of sexual misconduct with a minor. Testimony re him in 2012 Msgr. Lynn trial.

Source: Philadelphia Grand Jury ReportPhiladelphia Daily News 09.22.05Philadelphin Inquirer 09.27.051994 Memo from Fr William Lynn to Asst Vicar for Admin re Names in Philadelphia Secret Archives, released 02.27.12CBS Philly 04.23.12;

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data ProfileArchdiocese of Philadelphia Assignment Record (rev.)


Diocese of Pittsburgh

Adams

Name: Adams,Alvin J.
Year: 1967
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Removed 3/09 from parish assignment and position as chaplain at Bp. Canevin High after new allegation that he had sexually abused a minor in late 1960s in his first assignment. Three accusers known as of 2/10 but only 1 was considered credible by Diocese. This was woman who accused him of fondling her at Mon Valley HS in late 1970s. In 2/10 he was permanently restricted to a supervised ministry as chaplain to a convent of sisters but assignment withdrawn after complaints from parents of nearby school.

Source: KDKA 3.5.09Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3.5.09York Daily Record (AP) 03.05.09Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.18.10Pittsburgh Tribune-Tribune 02.19.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.20.10WPIX 02.23.10


Name: Adams,James R.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. In 1992 a man told Fr. David Zubik that Adams sexually assaulted him in the 1970s when he was and 8- to 12-year-old parishioner of Francis of Assisi in Finleyville. The man said Adams touched his genitals over his clothes while driving on outings, and that the priest would do this to other boys, too. Adams was sent to treatment at St. Michael’s Community in St. Louis, MO but left before the program. His faculties were withdrawn in 2003 and he was permanently removed from ministry. Adams died in 2011.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Armstrong,James L.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. The diocese knew as early as 1990 that Armstrong was accused of giving homeless Pittsburgh boys drugs, alcohol and money in exchange for sex. In 2009 an alleged victim asked the diocese for counseling. He had been a “street kid” and said “Fr. Tom” had him and a “hustler” perform violent sex acts on him for several years when he was a teen in the mid-1980s. Armstrong died in 2012.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Bauer

Name: Bauer,John M.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 10/13 a man told the diocese that when he was a boy in the late 1970s-early 1980s, Bauer and another priest, Rev. Michael Romero, would give him and other boys alcohol and talk with them a lot about masturbation. He said Bauer would also “wrestle” with him and other boys. Diocese said Bauer was not removed because the alleged victim said Bauer didn’t abuse him. The man asked for help with counseling to deal with repressed issues of sexual abuse. Bauer said the alleged victim may have been confusing him with Romero. Placed on leave after allegation received 8/30/18 of sex abuse of a minor in the early 1980s. Bauer denied the allegations.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA 08.31.18The Herald-Standard 08.31.18WTAE 09.01.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Bevilacqua,Anthony (Cardinal)
Year: 1949
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn 1980-83. Pittsburgh bishop 1983-87. Archbishop of Philadelphia 1987-2003. Named Cardinal 1991. Retired 2003. Died 1/31/12. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 9/18 by a woman who said he groped her chest behind a partition in the school lunchroom on a visit in the 1980s to St. Gabriel’s in Whitehall. She also claimed abuse by Revs. Lawrence O’Connell and Edward Huff, when she was ages 5-13, 1978-1985, at St. Gabriel’s.

Source: CBS Philly 09.07.18NBC Philadelphia 09.07.18Triblive 09.07.18Penn Record 09.12.18Pittsburgh Patch 09.18.18


Binder

Name: Binder, Jerome
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 2014, Bro. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations. When one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh diocese sought information on other possible victims. Allegations then were made against 7 other brothers, including Binder. At least one individual alleged abuse by Binder who was at North Catholic 1961-66, 1975-76, and 1979-89. Died in 2/2000. Head of Marianists apologized in writing to diocese and students.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.14.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.14.14SF Gate 05.14.14SNAP Statement 05.14.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14


Name: Brueckner,John E.
Year: 1940
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: A woman contacted the Greensburg diocese in 2016 to report that her husband told her in 2002 that a priest sexually abused him as a boy at St. Joseph’s in New Kensington sometime between 1947 and 1951. He said the abuse happened in the priest’s car after a baseball game. Brueckner and a Rev. Stewart were priests of St. Joseph at the time. The Greensburg diocese wasn’t established until 1951; New Kensington was part of the Pittsburgh diocese at the time of the alleged abuse. Brueckner died in 1960.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Burchianti, Leo
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First publicly accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew as early as 1967 of allegations against Burchianti involving at least eight young boy, including anal and oral sex, suggestive comments and giving the boys alcohol. May have been evaluated and treated at St. Luke and/or St. Michael’s Institute at least three times in 1989, 1993 and 2012. Reportedly told boys he wanted to rape them. Admitted in 1980 to all allegations except those “concerning abuse.” Permanently removed from ministry 1/03. Admitted in 2007 to past “sexual contact” with an eighth-grade boy, and that he had a sexual relationship with the boy’s mother. Burchianti admitted that he and Revs. Bob Castelucci and Rudy Smoley would take boys to the seminary pool and brag about them. Died in 2013.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Castelucci,Robert J.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Accused 1994 of abuse of boy ages 13 -17 in the 1970s. Psych eval at St. Luke’s. Refused to undergo inpatient treatment. Granted Leave of Absence until removed from active ministry 3/02. Suit filed in 2004. Plaintiff’s brother also allegedly abused by Castelucci around age 8 in about 1978. Claims included in Diocese’s 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Accused in 1999 of abuse of 17-year-old boy in Ohio. Placed on leave. A fourth accusation in 2/02, by man claiming abuse beginning age 17,1974-77. A fifth accuser in 10/02 alleged he was abused in the 1970s as a 12 or 13-year-old altar boy. In 5/11 a man said the priest sexually abused him at age 15 or 16, in the late 1970s, and that his friend was also a victim. Castelucci named in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. On Youngstown diocese’s list 1/29/18.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.30.04Tribune Review 09.30.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Washington Post 09.19.18WYTV 10.29.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Cautela,Mauro J.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Placed on leave 8/05 after a young man told the diocese that Cautela sexually abused him when he was ages 12-19 from 1998 to 2005, under the guise of helping him to lift weights and massaging him. He said this also happened to other boys. Cautela reportedly gave the boy alcohol, money and gifts and showed him gay porn. Allegedly used church funds for his “relationships” with the boys and porn. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least three known alleged victims. Abuse said to have occurred on church property and on overnight trips. At least one reported incident of oral copulation. FBI agreed file charges in 12/9/05 related to incidents outside of PA; Cautela died of a heart attack 12/12/05, so the investigation was closed. Civil suit filed 6/1/06 by one person, settled 11/06 for 250k.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review 08.29.05Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.30.05Pittsburgh Tribune Review 12.14.05Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.31.05PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Chatt,Charles J.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: May have sexually abused “dozens” of boys, per one alleged victim. Placed on leave in 7/92 after allegations he sexually abused a 7th or 8th grade boy in 1970 or 1971. Chatt admitted to sexual contact with the boy and said it ended when the boy was age 20; admitted to “sexual relationships” with “five other youngsters” in the 1970s. Abuse said to have included oral and anal sex. At least people reported to the diocese abuse by Chatt as boys. First victim said Chatt gave him gifts, showed man/boy porn. Said to have taken nude photos of boys, also of a 6-year-old girl, with whom he allegedly took showers. Treated at St. Michael’s in St. Louis MO. Hired to work there and at Vianney Renewal Center after treatment until about 1999. Later became social worker. Formally withdrew from ministry in 1/03.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04Post-Gazette 09.30.04Tribune Review 09.30.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Tribune Review 11.29.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Cipolla/Cipola

Name: Cipolla/Cipola, Anthony J.
Year: 1972
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 1978 a woman told police Cipolla abused her sons, ages 9 and 12. Charges dropped after harassment of mother and pressure by church. Reassigned. Accused in 1988 of abuse at over 4 years of a 13- to 17-year-old boy. Diocese said allegations unfounded. Accuser filed report with D.A. Cipolla suspended and sent to St. Luke’s for eval; he refused recommended treatment at St. John Vianney Center. Went to St. Michael’s in NYC as outpatient. Accuser filed suit 10/92; settled 9/93. Bishop Wuerl removed Cipolla’s faculties in 9/90. Cipolla appealed to Rome; Wuerl was ordered to reinstate. Wuerl appealed; decision reversed in 1995. Cipolla continued to present as priest against orders. Laicized 9/19/02. Continued to act as priest. Died 8/30/16. On Youngstown diocese’s list 10/29/18.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.21.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.22.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.23.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.24.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.25.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.01.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.18.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.13.95Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.13.95National Catholic Reporter 05.17.02Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.21.02Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.16.02Pittsburgh Post Gazette 06.15.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04Pittsburgh Catholic 01.07.05Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.13.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.16.16Catholic Standard 11.22.16Yahoo News 11.30.16PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Morning Call 09.01.18WYTV 10.29.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Costello,Bernard B.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Removed 8/18 after the diocese received an allegation that Costello sexually abused a minor in the mid-1960s. His last assignment was in 2011 at Mary, Mother of the Church in Charleroi.

Source: KDKA 08.31.18The Herald-Standard 08.31.18WTAE 09.01.18


Name: Crowley,John David
Year: 1954
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaint to diocese in 1992 from a mother that Crowley sexually abused her and her twin daughters, one age 16 when allegedly abused. Kept in ministry. Sent for 1-week eval at St. Michael’s Community in 9/92, returned to same assignment. The women renewed their complaint in late 2001. In 8/02 it was sent to the D.A.; Diocesan Review Board deemed allegations credible in 12/02. Crowley resigned 1/03. Bishop Wuerl allowed him to tell the parish he was retiring early, without mentioning the reason. Ministerial faculties withdrawn 5/30/03. Vatican confirmed 6/9/04 that Crowley was to remain in retirement with no public ministry. He died in 2006. Another allegation 6/08 that he abused a boy, age 11-12, in the 1970s.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Dacal

Name: Dacal,Rosendo F.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Permanent deacon since 2011. Arrested 4/10/18, on charges related to sending and soliciting obscene images from an undercover police officer he thought was a 14-year-old boy. Suspended from assignments at All Saints parish in Etna and Allegheny County Jail. Taught in OH in 1960s and ’70s at Steubenville Catholic Central High.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh 04.11.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazete 04.11.18Tribune-Review 04.11.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazete 04.16.18WTOV 04.20.18


Name: Demsher,Ferdinand B.
Year: 1946
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: At least 4 alleged victims. A man told the diocese 3/18/02 that Demsher sexually abused him at age 13-14 in 1975 to 1976 at St. Mary of the Assumption. He was working at the parish for Demsher doing odd jobs. In 3/12 the diocese received a report that Demsher molested a boy in the late 1970s to early 1980s. In 2/15 a man told the diocese that he was abuse by Demsher as a 14-year-old Central Catholic High School freshman. A 2/1/16 memo in Demsher’s personnel file revealed that another person said Demsher fondled him when he was a 10- to 11-year-old altar boy at Resurrection parish. Another person alleged abuse by the priest as noted in a 5/16 memo. He said the abuse occurred in the mid- to late 1960s. Demsher died in 1983.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Diskin,Myles Eric
Year: 1975
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Head of diocesan Worship Office when put on leave 4/02. No explanation. Accused in two 2004 and one 2005 suit of abuse early- to mid-1970s. Withdrew from ministry 3/03. Man alleged in 2004 abuse as a minor by Diskin in the mid-1970s at a Butler church. In 10/02 a woman told the D.A. Diskin molested her as a child in the mid-1970s in Butler. In 6/04 a man said he was abused when 12-13 by Diskin at St. Paul’s in Butler 1976-77. Accused 11/04 of abuse of boy in ’70s at St. Paul. Two men in 2/09 reported mid-1970s abuse by Diskin when they were ages 11 and 14. In 1/15 a man told the D.A. Diskin sexually abused him at age 15-16 in Butler 1976-77. A woman reported in 1/15 that Diskin sexually abused her as a minor in the mid-1970s. Diskin admitted in 2003 to a “sexual relationship” with a male minor for a few years while a priest in Butler.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.15.04Post-Gazette 03.17.04Pittsburgh Tribune Review 01.26.05Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Dolan

Name: Dolan,Jason R.
Hierarchy: Byzantine
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Dolan, age 31, was placed on leave 1/05 by Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. He later pleaded guilty to charges of possession of internet child pornography. Sentenced to 30 mo. prison and lifetime probation 2/06. Released on probation 7/08. On Sex Offender Registry.

Source: Official announcement of the Office of the Metropolitan of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy, Pittsburgh 01.05Tribune Democrat 10.25.05


Name: Dorsch,Richard J.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Accused 1994 of abuse of a 13-year-old boy. On leave 8/94, sent to St. Luke’s in MD for eval 10/94. Convicted 4/95. Sentenced to 11 1/2 – 23 months jail; released on parole after 1 week in 6/95. Returned to St. Luke’s. A 2nd man in 12/94 reported abuse at age 10 in 1981, occurring many times until he was in 8th grade. Dorsch withdrew from ministry 1996. Accused 2/04 of abuse 1982-85 of an All Saints in Etna altar boy. Victim died by suicide 5/10 after diocese quit paying for therapy. A man in 1/12 reported abuse by Dorsch as a 7th-8th grader at All Saints. A 5th report 7/12 of abuse of a 12 to 14-year old St. Coleman in Turtle Creek altar boy; was reported to diocese in 1994 or ’95. A man in 6/16 reported abuse at St. Coleman’s at ages 10-12.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.27.94Post-Gazette 08.30.94Post-Gazette 04.25.95Post Gazette 06.23.95Post-Gazette 01.15.04Post-Gazette 02.28.04Post-Gazette 04.29.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07Associated Press 07.29.10Pittsburgh Tribune 07.29.10Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 07.29.10ThePittsburghChannel 07.29.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.30.10WTAE 06.22.11Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.30.11Unglo v Zubik, The Leagle 09.30.11WTAE 10.01.11PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Dzermejko

Name: Dzermejko,David F.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Removed 6/09 after allegation of sex abuse of a boy between 1979-84. Wife of alleged victim said he told her before dying by suicide 4/09. Dzermejko denied the allegation. A 2nd man in 6/09 reported abuse 1979-82 as a 5th to 7th grade altar boy. Review Board found allegation credible 8/10. A 3rd man in 1/12 reported abuse in the late 1980s at ages 15-16. File sent to Rome. Indicted 5/13 on federal charge of child porn possession. Pled guilty 11/7/13. Sentenced 4/25/14 to 3 years federal prison followed by 12 years’ probation. At sentencing, he denied sexual improprieties while a priest. Laicized 10/31/15. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report which states, “Dzermejko was reported to have had inappropriate contact with several young boys, conduct which included anal and oral sexual assaults of young minors. ”

Source: Associated Press 06.08.82Associated Press 06.10.82Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.17.09Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.18.09Tribune-Review 06.18.09Valley Independent 06.18.09Pittsbugh Post-Gazette 06.19.09KDKA 05.12.10Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.12.10Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.13.10Centre Daily Times 08.10.10Pittsburgh Post Gazette 08.10.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.12.10New Jersey Herald 05.20.13Observer-Reporter 05.20.13Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.20.13Tribune-Review 05.20.13WESA 05.20.13CBS Pittsburgh 05.21.13WTAE 05.21.13Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.07.13The Republic (AP) 11.07.13Times Union 11.07.13Tribune-Review 11.07.13WTAE 11.07.13Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.25.14KDKA 04.26.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.23.15PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Esposito

Name: Esposito,Ralph J.
Year: 1967
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Worked in Pittsburgh 1967-1978 and in Little Rock from 1978 to 1981. Incardinated to Little Rock in 1981 and retired in 2002. Named in 2004 suit against Pittsburgh by one man who alleged abuse at Mother of Sorrows parish for three years, beginning in 1973.

Source: Associated Press 02.04.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.18.07


Feltz

Name: Feltz,Joseph F.
Year: 1979
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Placed on leave in 11/18 after an allegation in a lawsuit that he sexually abused a boy, age 9 or 10, in the mid-1980s. HIs accuser also alleged abuse by four other priests who were named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report, accused of being part of a “ring of predatory priests”. Feltz denied the allegation.

Source: KDKA TV 11.24.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.24.18TribLive 11.24.18KDKA 11.25.18WPXI 11.25.18


Fitzgerald

Name: Fitzgerald,John P. (Jack)
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Conway when removed without privileges 7/31/14 after allegations he sexually abused a boy in 1996. He denied the allegations. Was chaplain at Pittsburgh International Airport for 15 years and residing at Holy Trinity parish until 2009 when he moved to Our Lady of Peace. Some of the alleged abuse occurred at the airport. Vatican ruled abuse “not proven.” Fitzgerald allowed to retire in 3/17. Living at St. John Vianney Manor. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.03.14Tribune-Review 08.03.14CBS Pittsburgh 08.04.14CBS Pittsburgh 08.04.14New Castle News 08.04.14Times Online 08.04.14Trentonian 08.04.14WPIX 08.04.14Ellwood City Ledger 08.05.14Tribune-Review 08.05.14WKBN 08.05.14Statement by Diocese of Pittsburgh 08.12.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.22.17Tribune-Review 03.22.17WPXI 03.22.17WTAE 03.22.17Pittsburgh Catholic 03.27.17PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDK TV 11.28.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Ganter,Joseph M.
Year: 1922
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2008 an 80-year-old man told the diocese that Ganter sexually abused him when he was aa 10-year-old altar boy at St. Athanasius in West View. He said he knew of 6 other boys who had “slept with” the priest. Ganter’s personnel file showed at allegation in 1944 that Ganter had “immoral and corrupt relationships with at least 3 teenage boys.” Per the report, Ganter asked boys to “commit a sex act” in his office. He would give them a few dollars and tell them never to tell. A Justice of the Peace investigated the accusations in 1945, at Ganter’s request. The alleged victims denied “immoral relations” with the priest.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Genizer,John A.
Year: 1967
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury report released 8/14/18. Added to Baltimore list 9/18. Complaint to diocese in 7/95 that Genizer fondled a 13-year-old boy in 1980. Kept in ministry as parish pastor. Genizer denied the allegation in 2009, while discussing with bishop possibility of being a cruise ship chaplain. Call to diocese in 5/14 from woman concerned about Genizer’s undue attention toward her 8-year-old son three years prior at Little Sisters of the Poor, where they were visiting her parents; she said more recently he showed too much attention to a 13-year-old boy at the facility. Remained a ‘priest in good standing’ per the diocese with documentation in 2016 stating “…he has never engaged in sexual behavior inconsistent with priestly celibacy, nor had he ever acted in an inappropriate manner with minors.”

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Catholic Review 09.07.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Ginder,Charles Richard
Year: 1940
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Worked as a diocesan censor and writer. Received 10 years’ probation in 1969 for child porn; not removed from active duty until 1976. Convicted of abuse of 2 youths in 1978. Died in accident 6/7/84. At least two more men later came forward to allege abuse by Ginder as boys. Name included 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04Post-Gazette 09.30.04Tribune Review 09.30.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Graham

Name: Graham,James G.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 4/12, Diocese received allegation of abuse of a 9-year-old boy in late 1960s. Accusation was made by the female partner of the alleged victim, who had recently died of a drug overdose. Graham, who had been scheduled to retire on 4/30/12, was immediately removed from his assignment at Saint Lawrence O’Toole, and diocese investigated. The sister of another alleged victim told the Diocesan Review Board in 2012 that Graham molested her brother, who died in 2002, when he was age 15. Another man told the diocese in 2012 that when he was age 16, Graham sexually abused him. All allegations deemed credible and Graham was permanently removed from ministry. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh 04.17.12Letter by Bishop Zubik 04.17.12Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.17.12WPXI 04.17.12WTAE 04.17.12Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.18.12Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.18.12PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Hartman

Name: Hartman,Bernard Joseph
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Joined Marianists in 1958; worked many years in Australia. Taught 1986-97 at North Catholic High in Pittsburgh. US Marianists learned of Australian allegations in 1997; removed him from school. Sent to treatment; reassigned to internal ministry under safety plan. In 1999 accused by woman in Australia of sexual abuse when she was age 8. He apologized to her by letter. In US in 2008 when he celebrated his 50th anniversary. Lived in Dayton OH area in 2009. New accusers in Australia. Returned to Australia 9/13. Convicted there of sustained sexual abuse, including penetration, of a boy and 2 girls as young as age 8. Two more allegations of abuse at North Catholic. Released from jail in Australia 7/23/17 after 3 yrs, 1 year suspended. To return to US. Per his order, he was to live in a non-Marianist facility with direct supervision of men with “significant personal issues and/or legal convictions” for the rest of his life, with no external ministry.

Source: Dayton Daily News 12.17.09The Age 12.02.11Dayton Daily News 12.05.11Cathnews 12.06.11SNAP Wisconsin Statement 12.06.11Statement by Archdiocese of Melbourne 12.06.11The Age 12.06.11Berger’s Beat 10.09.127 News 09.04.139 News 09.04.13ABC News (Australia) 09.04.13Herald Sun (Australia) 09.04.13The Age (Australia) 09.04.13ABC News (Australia) 09.05.13Dayton Daily News 09.12.13Australian Teacher 11.28.13ABC News 03.19.14Age 03.19.14Australian Teacher Magazine 03.19.14Berger’s Beat 03.19.14Pittsburgh Post Gazette 03.22.14Tribune-Review 04.02.14CBS Pittsburgh 04.04.14Observer-Reporter 04.04.14Maribymong and Hobsons Bay Weekly 04.22.14CBS Pittsburgh 05.06.14WPXI 05.06.14WTAE 05.06.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.07.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.14.14SF Gate 05.15.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14Tribune-Review 06.18.14Tribune-Review 09.06.14Star Weekly 07.25.17


Hildebrand

Name: Hildebrand,William Charles
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 2014, Br. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations. When one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims. Four people came forward to allege abuse by Hildebrand, who was at North Catholic 1951-1961. He died in 1979. Diocese says it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh 05.06.14WPXI 05.06.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.07.14SNAP Statement 05.07.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Hoehl

Name: Hoehl,John
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Placed on leave due to allegations and sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1986. Reassigned. Allegedly abused boys, ages 9-18, including sodomy, 1960s-90s One alleged victim later died by suicide. Sexual assault alleged also of a female high schooler. Left active priesthood in 1988. Civil suits filed by 7-8 men in 2001 and 2003-04 alleging abuse by Hoehl in early 1980s Laicized 6/04. Per 2002 article, he was children’s therapist in WV. Board of Counselors investigated and found allegations credible. Surrendered his license 3/07. In 10/07 32 alleged victims settled with the diocese. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. New suit filed 8/18. Suit filed 10/18 by man alleging rape ages 14-17 by Hoehl when he was headmaster and counselor at Quigley Catholic High in Baden. Suit filed 11/18.

Source: Diocesan Press Release 01.26.01; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.28.01Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.15.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.17.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.09.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.01.04Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 07.01.04Pittsburgh Catholic 12.03.04Pittsburgh Post Gazette 12.03.04KDKA 12.05.05KDKA 03.30.07Times 09.17.07Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.18.07Tribune Review 09.23.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18WTAE 08.28.18Penn Record 09.12.18Tribune Review 10.05.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: href=”http://www.bishop-accountability.org/PA_40th_GJ/Cases_and_Profiles/2018_08_14_PA_GJ_Priests_Pittsburgh_25_Hoehl.pdf”>PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Huber,John J.
Year: 1968
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2009 a man told the diocese that he was sexually abused by Huber as a boy. He said he had told Huber during confession that he was possibly attracted to men and that Huber told him he should attend 1:1 counseling with him. The man said that during some of the sessions Huber performed oral sex on him then gave him $20.00. The same man said that a Fr. Adams molested him in fourth or fifth grade. Huber died in 1998.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Huff,Edward G.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 1992 two families in two days complained to Diocese that Huff had molested their sons. After treatment Huff was made a hospital chaplain in late 1992. Within two months several more families complained of abuse 1987-91. He was sent back to treatment and resigned from priesthood 7 weeks later. Pled guilty in 1994 to charges of improperly touching and providing alcohol to several youths. Sentenced to 15 mo to 5 yrs in prison as result of plea bargain. Other charges dropped. Allegation in 5/08 of molestation of an altar boy in early 1980s. Also, files show that on 6/14/15 Huff showed up at altar server training at a New Castle parish and asked a teen boy if he wanted to go to a Pittsburgh Pirates game with him. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 9/18. Another filed 11/18.

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette 07.21.94Pittsburgh Post Gazette 03.17.02Pittsburgh Post Gazette 06.15.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 02.28.04PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Penn Record 09.12.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Joyce,Edward
Year: 1940
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1969. Allegation in 12/02 to D.A. that Joyce inappropriately touched a boy 1966-68, with naked massages and heavy touching. Another priest was said to have walked in on them and Joyce was reassigned to an all-girls school. Alleged victim filed suit against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl in 10/18.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Tribune Review 10.05.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Justi,Marvin
Year: 1958
Hierarchy: OFM Cap.
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Died 2/11/09. Worked in Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese in the 1970s. In 2016, the Pittsburgh diocese received a report from a woman that when she was age 17 in 1969 and a Sewickley Valley Hospital nursing student, Justi was a patient who became aroused as she bathed him and insisted she keep washing his genitals. She said he then would send her suggestive letters and notes. Her mother reported Justi to his superior. The woman also said that in 1982 when she worked in physical therapy in Ambridge, Justi was a patient who undressed and refused to dress when she tried to start the session. In 1985 he reportedly showed up at her house, used the restroom, then entered the living room naked, his genitals freshly shaven.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Obit 02.14.09PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Kansas City Star 08.20.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kaczmarczyk, Bernard J.
Year: 1957
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Karabin,Joseph D.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Allegation 3/80 of recent abuse. Sent to House of Affirmation for treatment. Placed on leave in 1985 due to report of recent abuse of an 8th grade boy. Sent to St. Luke Institute for eval and treatment. Reassigned to non-parish ministries. A third report in 10/91 of past abuse of a 13- 14- year-old altar boy. Karabin admitted to abusing two other boys. A recent allegation in 1997 re a college youth. Formally withdrew from ministry 2002. Accused in 4/04 suit of molesting one youth in 1983 and 1984. Accused by 2 others in 9/04 suit.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04Post-Gazette 09.30.04Tribune Review 09.30.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Washington Post 09.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Keegan,John
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In April 2014 a man alleged abuse by Keegan at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh 1957-1961. the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims. Two individuals (brothers) came forward to allege abuse by Keegan, who was also at North Catholic. Keegan left the order in about 1962. It is not known if he is still alive. Diocese said it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students. By May 2014 six men had reported sexual abuse by Keegan as minors at North Catholic High during 1956-1961.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh 05.06.14WPXI 05.06.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.07.14SNAP Statement 05.07.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kiefer,William
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Allegations received 6/14 say that at least one individual was abused by Kiefer at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School (formerly North Catholic High) between 1956-1962. Kiefer is now deceased. He is one of 9 Marianists who have been accused of abuse at Cardinal Wuerl since initial announcement of abuse by Br. Bernard Hoffman.

Source: Tribune-Review 06.18.14SNAP Statement 06.19.14


Name: Kline,James
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 2014, Br. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations. When one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims. Allegations then were made against 7 other brothers, including Kline. At least one individual alleged abuse by Kline who was at North Catholic from 1940-1947. Also worked in OH, DC and Puerto Rico. He died Dec. 1997. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students.

Source: FindAGrave 12.31.97; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.14.14SNAP Statement 05.14.14Tribune-Review 05.14.14SF Gate 05.15.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14


Name: Krawczyk,Henry R.
Year: 1978
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Reprimanded in 1986 for providing alcohol and marijuana to minors and for making sexual advances on minors and an 18-year-old male. Reprimanded in 1992 for giving beer to a minor. Diocese found the complaints unsubstantiated but credible. In 2003 an inebriated 19-year-old Univ. of Pittsburgh football player fell to his death from attic of Krawczyk’s church. Krawczyk charged with providing alcohol. Pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter 9/06; received 7 years’ probation. Civil suit settled 1/06. In 11/06 the diocese received a report from two brothers that Krawczyk had sexually abused their younger brother after plying him with marijuana and alcohol. The alleged victim died by suicide in 8/06. Krawczyk named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette 08.28.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.09.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.10.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.21.03Philadelphia Daily News 09.23.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.23.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.25.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 09.29.03Associated Press 10.02.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette 03.17.04Pittsburgh Post Gazette 02.23.05Pittsburgh Post Gazette 02.25.05Pittsburgh Tribune Review 02.27.05Pittsburgh Tribune Review 01.11.06PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kryston,Edward L.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: The diocese was aware as early as 5/84 of concerns that Kryston was inappropriately focused on and involved with girls, grade-school and high school aged, at St. Pius X parish, where he was assigned. Transferred in 7/4 to another parish where similar complaints continued, including that he was “drinking and fooling around with girls, arranging a dinner for two in the rector with an eighth-grade girl, and asking a CCD class how they would feel if they were naked answering the telephone.” He was also reportedly touching girls’ buttocks at school dances. In 1/96 he was sent to St. Luke’s Institute for evaluation, then residential treatment. He was returned to parish ministry in 9/96. Placed on leave 2/28/02 and sent to St. John Vianney Manor to live, near a high school. Still there in 11/11.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.28.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kumar,Anujit
Year: 2002
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Missionary priest from India. In 9/08 a female altar server reported that Kumar kissed her on the lips several times, using his tongue, then asked for her phone number and gave her his business card and a gift. Other altar servers witnessed the incident. He admitted to the behavior and said he was trying to recruit her for the convent. Victim and her family did not want to prosecute.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kurutz,George
Year: 1944
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1977. In 1996 a 47-year-old woman told the diocese that Kurutz molested her and her sister in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Further, she said her sister walked in on their mother having sex with the Kurutz.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lang,Hugh J.
Year: 1956
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Retired 2006. Former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall. Placed on leave after allegation received by diocese 8/27/18 that Lang sexually abused a minor in 2001. Lang denied the allegation.

Source: KDKA 08.31.18The Herald-Standard 08.31.18WTAE 09.01.18


Name: Leech,George T.
Year: 1956
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in a lawsuit, per news in 11/18.

Source: KDKA TV 11.12.18


Lelonis

Name: Lelonis,Richard M.
Year: 1971
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Diocese announced in 11/18 that Lelonis was suspended from ministry 9/12/18 after two men reported to the diocese abuse as minors early 1970s to about 1980. Allegations deemed credible, but not yet substantiated. Lelonis denied them. Per news reports, Lelonis was included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury report, his name redacted. The alleged victim in the GJ report said Lelonis abused him for years and threatened to kill him if he told. It also said Lelonis admitted to “an attraction to minors.” Lelonis’ ministry was restricted in 2002. Assigned to diocesan tribunal since 1995.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Redacted Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.12.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.12.18Trib Live 11.12.18


Name: Leonard,Albert
Year: 1980
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Complaints to the diocese in 1989 and 1993 about Leonard’s behavior toward children, including parents who were worried about the priest’s relationship with their 14-year-old son and concerns that he swam naked with boys. Took leave of absence in 11/93. Went on to work as a licensed counselor for a short time at a residential treatment facility for children, then at an agency for crime victims.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18WTAE 08.22.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lewandowski,Casimir F.
Year: 1945
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1978. In 2/16 a 64-year-old woman told the diocese that Lewandowski sexually abused her when she was about age 12 and in sixth grade. He was assigned at the time to Madonna of Czestochowa parish.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lukasik,John
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: One man filed a civil suit in Jan. 2005 which alleged Lukasik gave him alcohol and fondled him at St. Mary Czestochowa Church in McKeesport when he was 11. Abuse occurred in early-mid 1960s.

Source: Tribune-Review 01.26.05Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 01.27.05


Name: Maloney,John P.
Year: 1964
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


May

Name: May,Julius F.
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 2014 allegations of abuse at North Catholic in Pittsburgh were made against 7 Marianist brothers, including May, who was at the school 1960-70. Two former students alleged he abused them. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Born 1898. Entered Order 1924, final vows 1928. Taught and was principal of a number of high schools, including in Dayton OH, Hamilton OH, Chester PA, Brooklyn NY, Philadelphia PA, Beacon NY, Covington KY, Pittsburgh PA. Died 7/8/70.

Source: University of Dayton Obit 07.09.70Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.14.14SNAP Statement 05.14.14Tribune-Review 05.14.14SF Gate 05.15.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14; SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14Tribune-Review 09.06.14PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: McCashin,William J.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: 2004 civil suit filed by one man who alleged that he was molested as an 8 yr old by McCashin at St. Philip Parish in Crafton in 1965. McCashin would have been 75. He died in 1967. Plaintiff came forward to Diocese in 2002. Claims included in Diocese’s 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests.

Source: Associated Press 02.04.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07


Name: McGee,Dominic E.
Year: 1967
Hierarchy: OFM. Conv.
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 2004 a man told the Pittsburgh diocese that McGee molested him and his younger brother in the early to mid-1970s when the man was a student at Canevin High School.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: McKenna,Thomas
Year: 1972
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Personnel file showed allegations of sexual abuse of at least four people: 1992 allegations of abuse of two teen brothers in the 1970s, 1996 memo that he was confronted with several allegations, 1999 lawsuit by inmate of State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh with claim McKenna sexually assaulted him there, and a 5/02 report from a woman who said the priest sexually abused her son in 1975. Withdrew from active ministry in 2004. Treated at St. Luke Institute, diagnosed with Ephebophilia.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Mcllvane ,Donald W.
Year: 1952
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Died 2014. In 7/08 a 43-year-old man told the diocese that when he was in 3rd grade in 1973, McIlvane orally copulated him, then gave him $5.00. He said the behavior continued at least 40 times per year through 1973-77. Diocesan Review Board determined the allegation could not be substantiated. The diocese gave the man $5,000., which was not meant to be a settlement related to the claim.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


McMahon

Name: McMahon, Albert
Year: 1960
Hierarchy: O.F.M.
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 4/04 a 54-year-old woman told the diocese that when she was about 11 years-old “Fr. Albert” molested her on a few occasions at St. Pamphilus. The diocese informed the Provincial of the Franciscan’s Province of the Immaculate Conception in NY. In 1/14 a 63-year-old man reported to the diocese that when he was an 11- to 14-year-old altar boy at St. Pamphilus in the mid-1960s McMahon would invite the altar boys, one at a time, to his friary room to wrestle. He said McMahon would get on top of him, always with an erection. McMahon Died 2/8/18 in Albany, NY at age 83.

Source: Franciscan Friars Obituary 02.08.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Meder

Name: Meder,Francis
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 2014, Br. Bernard Hartman was facing trial in Australia on child abuse allegations. When one individual came forward to allege abuse at North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. the Pittsburgh Diocese sought information on other possible victims. Four individuals came forward to allege abuse by Meder who was at North Catholic 1952-1967 and again 1970-1976. He died 6/10/1976. Diocese says it knew nothing of the allegations until 2014. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It showed multiple allegations of abuse of boys and girl, ages 8-11, by Meder in the 1950s and 1960s.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh 05.06.14WPXI 05.06.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.07.14SNAP Statement 05.07.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.06.14PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Merrell,Arthur R.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Merrell’s diocesan file showed an allegation in 1997 that he had “inappropriately touched” a boy younger than 15. He admitted to his behavior and withdrew from ministry in 2/98. A note written in 2/98 told of a sexual relationship Merrell had with a mentally ill man, which Merrell acknowledged to be true. Per a 7/14 memo Merrill “minimized his inappropriate actions with minors.” He also asked the diocese for and was given money. Became licensed counselor in 2003. Charged in 2011 with fondling a 14-year-old boy, pled no contest. License revoked.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18WTAE 08.22.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Mravintz

Name: Mravintz,Ralph
Hierarchy: Marianist
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Mravintz, a brother and teacher at North Catholic High School, was accused of molesting a male student from Oct. 1984-Feb. 1985 by hugging him, saying I love you and fondling the youth who had sought help with studies. Mravintz faced charges of indecent assault and corrupting a minor but was not removed from his classroom. He pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charge because boy did not want to testify. Diocese denied responsibility because Mravintz was a member of a religious order. During his career, he worked in OH, NY, FL, TN & PA. Died 5/06. In 5/14, Archdiocese denied any knowledge of the 1985 charges until notified by an alumnus in response to request for complaints regarding Br. Hartman, another abusive priest. Head of Marianist Order apologized in writing to Diocese and students.

Source: United Press International 05.01.85; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.25.87; Sun Sentinel 05.28.06Curia Generalizia Marianisti 05.29.06CBS Pittsburgh 05.06.14WPXI 05.06.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.07.14Pittsburgh Tribune Review 05.07.14SNAP Statement 05.07.14SNAP Statement 05.09.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.14.14Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.14.14; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.30.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 05.30.14SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14


Name: Mueller,Joseph
Year: 1983
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 4/86 a young man reported to the pastor of St. Bernard in Mt. Lebanon that Mueller molested him when the young man was age 13-14. Mueller was sent to St. Luke’s Institute. Faculties withdrawn 11/88. In 9/87 a mother complained to the diocese that Mueller paid “inappropriate attention” to her 16-year-old son. Mueller was on administrative leave 11/88-2/03, when he withdrew from active ministry. He died in 2010.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: O’Connell, Lawrence
Year: 1930
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Woman filed suit 4/04 alleging she was molested by O’Connell when she was ages 12-15 at St. Gabriel’s in Whitehall, where O’Connell was pastor 1952-1983. O’Connell resigned in 1983 and died in 1986. Three more women filed suits later in 2004 alleging he sexually abused them as children. Claims included in Diocese’s 9/07 $1.25 mil settlement as to 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. One woman alleged abuse at age 7. New suit filed 9/18. Another filed in 11/18.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07.01.04Post-Gazette 07.01.04Post-Gazette 09.30.04Tribune-Review 09.30.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Associated Press 08.28.18NBC 10 08.28.18Penn Record 09.12.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: O’Donnell,Thomas M.
Year: 1960
Hierarchy:
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Living in the Fort Myers area of FL in 8/18.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Naples Daily News 08.16.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: O’Malley,William P. III
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Withdrawn from active ministry in 5/03. Died 2008. Lawsuit filed 9/18. Another filed in 11/18, claiming abuse of two minors at St. Canice and St. Francis de Sales parishes.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Penn Record 09.12.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Paone

Name: Paone, Ernest C.
Year: 1957
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Concerns raised while in seminary. Transferred five times in first nine years of ministry. In 1962 St. Monica’s pastor told Bishop Wright that he prevented Paone’s arrest for “molesting young boys…and illegal use of guns with even younger parishioners.” In 1964 D.A. told Bishop Leonard he “halted all investigations [of Paone] involving young boys.” Leave of absence 1966. Moved to L.A. archdiocese, then San Diego diocese. Remained Pittsburgh priest “in good standing,” allowed to minster in CA, and to work as a public school teacher. New report 1994 of abuse of PA boy in 1960s. Sent to St. Luke’s for eval. Kept in ministry until faculties removed 5/02. Another allegation 6/02 of abuse in 1962-63 of PA boy. Resigned from ministry 2/03. A 2/06 memo showed Paone was hearing confessions for confirmation-age children in San Diego. He died 5/10/12. Lawsuit announced 11/18.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18NBC San Diego 08.15.18Washington Post 09.19.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.06.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Parme,George J.
Year: 1948
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: A man filed suit against Diocese and Bishop in 2004 alleging abuse by Parme in 1954 when the plaintiff was a 13-year-old altar boy at St. Aloysius in Wilmerding. Parme retired in 1989 and died 3/28/02 at age 78.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.30.04Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.30.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Pilarski,Peter R.
Year: 1959
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Accused in a lawsuit announced in 11/18 of abuse at Resurrection parish.

Source: KDKA TV 11.15.18


Name: Pindel,Paul E.
Year: 1951
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Died 1991. Diocese received a report in 2/02 of sex abuse by Pindel of an 8th or 9th grade St. William’s boy in the 1960s. Pindel was said to have taken boys to a farm he owned, gave the accuser wine, orally copulated him and simulated anal sex. Report to diocese in 5/03 of abuse of an 8th grader at St. William’s school about 1965. Accused in 8/11 of abuse of a 6- to 9-year-old CCD student 1980-84. This accuser said he would be pulled out of class to the rectory by Prindel and that an usher would watch the door during the abuse. He said the usher also abused him sometimes. Another allegation to the diocese in 4/12 that Pindel sexually abused a 13- to 15-year-old boy 1957-1960.

Source: The Pittsburgh Press 02.27.91PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Pucci

Name: Pucci,Francis
Year: 1957
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: On leave 10/87-2/92 for ‘health reasons.’ Charged 11/88 with indecent assault of youth in summer 1986 at the Marianna parish House. Charged with conspiracy for letting Fr. Richard Zula have sex with a youth at a parish Pucci pastored. Charges dropped on SOL. Banned from public ministry; retired 2/92. Died 4/5/02. Report to diocese 4/02 that Pucci fondled a boy at St. Vitus school in 1962. Report 2/04 to D.A. that Pucci sexually abused a boy at a church in 1988. At least 3 men alleged separately between 2014 and 2016 that Pucci abused them as boys at a Coraopolis parish. Found by GJ to have been part of child porn ring with other priests who “raped children, shared intelligence on potential victims and [made] child pornography”. The abuse involved whips, chains and alcohol. They gave their “favorite boys” big, gold crosses to wear that would signal them as targets for abuse.

Source: United Press International 10.14.88Associated Press 11.11.88United Press International 04.03.90Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.07.02Miami New Times 04.17.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Philadelphia Inquirer 08.14.18Patheos 08.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Rebel, John W.
Year: 1965
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Leave of Absence 5/73-8/74. In 2009 the diocese received a report from the parents of an alleged victim that Rebel molested their 10- to 12-year-old son in the 1970s. They said their son told them years later about the abuse. By 2009 he was deceased. The abuse allegedly happened in their son’s bedroom after a mass in their home. Further, they said that Rebel would drive their son home after CCD, and that their son would sob and beg them not to make him go to CCD. Rebel denied the accusations. Rebel died 3/17/13.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Reschick

Name: Reschick,Joseph W.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Suspended in 10/18 after a report to police of sex abuse of a minor in the mid-1980s. Pastor for 28 years of St. Rosalia in Greenfield. Reschick denied the allegation.

Source: Triblive 10.13.18WPXI TV 10.13.18York Daily Record 10.14.18


Name: Rhoden,Raymond R.
Year: 1976
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 2002 the diocese received a report that Rhoden sexually abused a 16- to 17-year-old boy in 1976-77. Rhoden had been a family friend. The boy’s parents said they told Bishop McDowell about the abuse years before and he said he would “take care of [it].” Rhoden admitted to the abuse. He would go into the boy’s room after the boy had gone to bed, massage his back, fondle his genitals and perform oral sex on him. Rhoden was placed on leave 5/17/02 and sent to St. Luke Institute for an evaluation. He withdrew from ministry 7/5/02 and retired to Sarasota, FL. He died 11/4/06 at age 56. Lawsuit announced 11/18.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.07.06PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Roemele,Carl M.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: A woman told the diocese in 6/67 that Roemele sexually abused her son and 3 young boys while assigned to St. William’s. He stayed in ministry until going on leave in 2/76 and resigning in 8/76. Laicized 2/78. Report in 8/04 that the priest molested 3 St. Joseph’s altar boys; the man who alleged the abuse also said that when he was in 6th grade he saw Roemele molest a boy at night during a trip to Aleo Lake cabin. A 2008 report alleged abuse of an 11- or 12-year-old St. Joseph’s altar boy in 1968. The abuse allegedly occurred after every mass for a year, and at a camp. In 10/10, a woman alleged, abuse of a 10-year-old boy and others in 1969 at St. Joseph’s and a camp. She said her son started drinking at age 10 and died an alcoholic in 2003. In 2009 Roemele denied any abuse. Civil suit filed against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl in 10/18.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Tribune Review 10.05.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Romero,Michael C.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1/12 the diocese was told that a man alleged that Romero sexually abused him when he was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception in Washington PA, where Romero was assigned 1978-82. In 6/12 a woman told the diocese that Romero had sexually abused her son and given him alcohol when he was an altar boy at Immaculate Conception. The alleged victim later told the diocese that he was an altar boy at the parish from grade school until he was a high school freshman. He said Romero gave him gifts and that he and Fr. John Bauer gave him alcohol and talked a lot about masturbation. Romero went on Leave of Absence in 3/90, which was his status until his death in 2000.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Romero,Oswald E.
Year: 1950
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 4/06 a 53-year-old man told the diocese that when he was ages 13-14 in 1966 or 1967, Romero sexually abused him. Romero was assisting at the time at St. Regis in Oakland, PA. The man said the abuse occurred under the guise of driving lessons, and that Romero fondled and performed oral sex on him. Romero retired in 1993 and died in 1997.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Scharf,David
Year: 1985
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 12/02 the diocese received a complaint that Scharf had a foot fetish and had massaged the feet of minor and adult males. He was admitted to St. Luke’s Institute for treatment in 11/03, there until 7/04, then to a halfway house until leaving without completing his program in 2/05. He attended St. Luke’s continuing care workshops 2005-2010, where he admitted to massaging the feet of minors then masturbating to the image of their feet. Living in 11/18 at St. John Vianney Manor.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.28.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Scherer

Name: Scherer,Richard
Year: 1949
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: A woman told the diocese in 8/91 that when she was a student at St. Anne’s in Castle Shannon 1957-61, she was sexually abused by Scherer. Scherer alluded to his “relationship” with the student in a 10/65 letter. In 1966 he was in treatment at Our Lady of the Snow/Clergy House Retreat in Minnesota. He was on Sick Leave 6/65-5/68, then worked as a hospital chaplain in Ft. Lauderdale and then Miami FL until his retirement in 1992. He died 12/21/07.

Source: Sun Sentinel Obituary 12.27.07; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Schultz,Raymond T.
Year: 1947
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Monsignor. Pastor of SS Peter & Paul in Beaver 1966-97, Administrator there 1997-99. Died in 1999. In 2009 a man told the diocese that he was sexually abused by Schultz in around 1978, when he was an altar boy at SS Peter and Paul and a student at the parish school. The man testified in 2017 before the Grand Jury that the abuse began around when he was in grade 4 and continued until the middle or end of grade 7. He said it included oral and anal copulation and Schultz ejaculating onto his face. In 2012 the man and his parents met with Bishop Zubik. He said Zubik offered college tuition for his children, money for counseling, and a little bit of money. He refused because a confidentiality agreement was required.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Siler

Name: Siler,Francis A.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Per the GJ, a St. Bernadine Clinic report alluded to “sexual problems with adolescents” in 1972, which prompted Siler’s transfer to another parish. In 1974 letter to the House of Affirmation Bishop Leonard wrote, “in the last three years the problem arose about which I spoke to you….” A 1985 memo to Bishop Bevilacqua from a priest mentioned Siler making a pass at a young boy whose father was a policeman, which lead to Siler’s removal from the parish. In 1994 a man confronted Siler about molesting him as a boy; Siler was hospitalized for feeling suicidal then sent to St. Luke Institute Continuing Care Workshop. Notes from St. Luke said Slier had relapsed. Allegation in 1995 of sex abuse of a 2nd or 3rd grade St. Catherine’s altar boy (there 1975-76). Allegation in 12/02 of abuse of a boy 1972-73. Another allegation 11/11 of abuse of a boy 1972-74. Withdrew from active ministry 2002. Died 12/10/15. Suit filed 11/18.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Obituary 12.12.15PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Smith,Edward P.
Hierarchy: Holy Spirit
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: A woman sued diocese and both current and former bishops in 2004 alleging that she was abused at age 16 by Smith when she went to him for counseling at Sacred Heart in Emsworth. Smith died in 1956.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.01.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Somma, Jr., James E.
Year: 1959
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Retired as Air Force chaplain in 1984. In 1988 woman said she was abused as a child by Somma 25 years earlier. Claim judged “not credible” by the diocese; court later dismissed case due to statute of limitations. Remained in ministry until his death in 2002. Per his obit, he had “a passion for children” and adopted 2 Vietnamese children in 1970. Second allegation in 2002. Civil suit filed by a man 2004. GJR showed concerns in 1988 of four “potential male victims.”

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.29.02Post-Gazette 06.15.03Post-Gazette 01.15.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Chicago Tribune 08.24.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Sorensen,Bartley A.
Year: 1976
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Arrested 12/10/11 when employee at St. John Fisher saw child porn on his computer at rectory and told Diocese. Computer contained 100+ images of prepubescent males. More charges after additional porn found during search. Had been at parish three weeks. Was chaplain at West Penn Hospital 2004-2011. Prior to assignment at St. John Fisher, he served 9 months at St. Anne Church in Castle Shannon. Federal Indictment. Pled guilty 5/23/12. Sentenced to 8 yrs prison 1/13. Required to register permanently as a sex offender and pay $25,000. fine.

Source: Collection of Articles Prior to 12.16.11Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 12.19.11Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 12.20.11Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 01.02.12Philly com 01.03.12Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 01.04.12Pittsburgh Post Gazette 01.04.12Reuters 01.05.12Pittsburgh Post Gazette 01.06.12Reuters 01.06.12Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.22.12Tribune Review 05.23.12WTAE 05.23.12Pittsburgh Post Gazette 05.24.12CBS Pittsburgh 01.02.13Pittsburgh Post Gazette 01.02.13San Francisco Chronicle 01.02.13Statement by FBI 01.02.13WPXI 01.02.13WTAE 01.02.13PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Spangenberg,Robert E.
Year: 1974
Hierarchy: C.S.Sp. (Spiritan)
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Worked in PA, MI, NC, IL, FL. Retired 2003. Died 2006. Allegations of abuse of at least two minors. Diocese contacted 1988 by woman who said her son had been abused by Spangenberg. The Spiritans moved Spangenberg to FL1989 due to the allegations. He was kept in ministry. In 2009 a man reported that when he was a 15- to 16-year-old runaway and involved in prostitution, he had many “sexual encounters” with Spangenberg. He said the priest paid him to bring him other “young hustlers” for sex. He said Spangenberg liked to sniff glue while orally copulating the boy, and that he was a “really sick guy-he would have person urinate and defecate on him.”

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Spisak, Paul G.
Year: 1973
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 10/98 parish staff found gay and sadomasochistic porn in Spisak’s room, along with questionable pics of Spisak with two different teen boys. Pics were from vacations he would take high school age boys on between 1981-90. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD for eval 11/98. Kept in ministry. Alleged in 2002 to have abused a boy 15 years prior on a trip. Removed in 5/30/03. Arrested 4/06 after caught at a mall secretly videotaping a man using a urinal. Spisak admitted to police to the act and said he had a ” sexual fixation with the male buttocks.” Living in 11/18 at St. John Vianney Manor.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.28.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Stebler, Lawrence F.
Year: 1963
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Died 1997. Report to the diocese at some point that Stebler sexually abused an 8- to 9-year-old boy over two to three years in the 1960s, when Stelber was assigned to St. Hilary in Washington, PA. He said the priest was a close family friend who would often visit his home; the abuse allegedly happened under the guise of Stebler tucking the boy into bed at night.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Suran,Andrew J.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Died 1971. One woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that she was fondled by Suran as an 8 yr old. Woman says that 14 yrs later she took a teaching job where Suran was assigned and he fondled and kissed her again. 2nd woman filed suit 6/04 alleging abuse when she was 6.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04Post-Gazette 07.01.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07


Name: Terdine,Richard Gerard
Year: 1965
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 12/88 of the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy who worked part time at St. Peter’s in Keesport rectory, where Terdine was assigned. Terdine allegedly touched the boy’s genital area on several occasions, gave him an x-rated video and condoms, and massaged his back. He resigned from St. Peter’s and was sent to St. Luke Institute in MD for evaluation. He was returned to restricted ministry as a hospital chaplain. Living in 12/18 at St. John Vianney Manor.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.28.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Thomas,Charles
Year: 1935
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Died 1967. Per a 4/2/96 diocesan memo, Thomas was accused of sexually abusing a boy on several occasions beginning in 1958, when Thomas was assigned to St. Hugh in Carmichaels, PA. His alleged victim said a nun at the parish helped Thomas with some of the abuse, and that she sexually assaulted him separately at times.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Tisak,Daniel J.
Year: 1982
Hierarchy: Byzantine
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Criminal charges filed in 1988 allege Tisak abused 12 yr old at Pennsylvania YMCA. Tisak pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 2 yr probation and 6 mos. at St. Luke’s. Shown as “On leave” from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, Byzantine per 1989 Official Catholic Directory. Not listed in 1990 or 1995 Catholic Directories.

Source: United Press International 11.08.88


Name: Unger,John
Year: 1942
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in a lawsuit announced 11/18. Abuse alleged to have occurred at Sacred Heart Elementary School.

Source: KDKA TV 11.15.18


Name: Priest in Pittsburgh
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: The 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report mentions an unnamed priest was accused in 4/04 of the sexual abuse of a boy 70 years previously. His accuser was an 85-year-ol WW II veteran. The priest died in 1958.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Veri, Alberta
Hierarchy: Sisters of Saint Joseph
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Accused in a 1997 lawsuit of sexually abusing a high school senior in 1972. Veri denies the charge. Complainant states that when she first came forward in 1994, the order and diocese asked her to keep silent. They deny this. Suit was dismissed on SOL grounds. Order offered to settle in exchange for a confidentiality agreement; complainant refused. Order paid for therapy. Veri was called Sister Bernadine; she took a leave of absence in 1980 and left the order some time thereafter.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.18.97WTAE 04.26.02


Wellinger

Name: Wellinger,John W.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Sent to St. Luke’s in MD 2/86 for issues including substance abuse. In 10/87 gave drugs and alcohol to an 18-year-old parishioner, who was hospitalized as a result. Concerns in 1989 from parishioner re his giving teens alcohol and drugs, and young men staying at the parish house. Sent to St. Michael’s in St. Louis MO in 1991 after he tried to perform oral sex on a 24-yr-old man without consent. A few months later a young man alleged that Wellinger sexually abused him at age 11 in 1989, then another report of abuse of a 13-year-old boy in 6/91. In 3/03 the diocese said Wellinger was “withdrawn from ministry”. Suit filed 2004. Died in 2011. Report 9/12 of abuse of 11- or 12-year-old altar boy in 1981 or 1982.

Source: Associated Press 02.04.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.04Post-Gazette 07.05.04Tribune-Review 07.07.04KDKA 08.03.04Post-Gazette 08.04.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07CBS Pittsburgh 04.08.13Forest Hills Patch 04.08.13Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 04.08.13Tribune-Review 04.08.13WTAE 04.08.13WXPI 04.08.13Pottstown Mercury 04.09.13SNAP Statement 04.09.13North Hills Patch 04.10.13North Allegheny Patch 04.11.13SNAP Media Statement 06.17.14PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Wichmanowski,Joseph S.
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Accused in a 2004 lawsuit of sexually abusing a girl for a year, beginning when she was age 12. Time-frame unclear, but possibly was while he was at St. Stanislaus in Ambridge, where he worked 12/53-6/57. He allegedly made the girl dress provocatively, gave her wine, and forced her to perform oral sex on him. The abuse allegedly occurred several times a week. Wichmanowski died in 1977

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.29.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Wilt,George
Year: 1959
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Complaints in 2000 that Wilt made unwanted advances on a woman. In 4/03, DRE at St. Bernard expressed concerns, including his touching and kissing women and girls on the mouth. Woman filed suit in 2004 alleging that in 1961, when she was 13, she was molested by Wilt when she went to him for counseling after she had been sexually abused by her father. Wilt denied accusations. Diocese investigated and cleared him. Retired in 2003 with restricted ministry; diocese said reasons had nothing to do with child sexual abuse.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.01.04Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07.01.04Post-Gazette 07.07.04Tribune Review 07.07.04Post-Gazette 09.18.07PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Wolk

Name: Wolk,Robert G.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Report to diocese in 1987 that Wolk sexually abused two PA brothers, starting for each when they were 12-year-old altar boys, and continuing over six years. Admitted in 9/87 to the “sexual relationships.” Placed on leave. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD for treatment. The brothers filed a police report; Wolk charged in 10/88. The two filed suit in 8/88, also accusing Revs. Francis Pucci and Richard Zula. Wolk pled guilty. Sentenced to jail (2 concurrent 5-10 yrs sentences.). May have abused one of the boys in Canada, VA, FL and OH. Report to diocese 10/03 of abuse of a boy in the mid-to-late 1980s at St. Thomas Moore in Bethel Park. Possibly laicized 2003. Per 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, in 10/17 a report made to diocese of abuse by Wolk and Rev. Francis Luddy of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese. Another allegation 3/09 of abuse of a 14- to 17-year-old boy beginning 1968 while Wolk was at St. Athanasius in West View. A man in 9/10 said Wolk and Rev. Leo Burchianti abused him as a child.

Source: United Press International 10.11.88United Press International 10.14.88Associated Press 11.11.88United Press International 04.03.90USA Today 04.04.90Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.02Miami New Times 04.17.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.15.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.28.05PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Yockey,William B.
Year: 1977
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: In 1991 a 25-year-old man told the diocese that when he was age 16 in 10/81, Yockey sexually assaulted him and that the same thing happened to his friend in 1983 as an 18-year-old high schooler. He said Yockey would take the boys to his cabin to go fishing, and that the two had known the priest since they were in 6th or 7th grade. He said Yockey would always give them beer. Yockey acknowledged the incident with the 16-year-old, but didn’t remember yet didn’t deny an incident with the other youth. Removed from public ministry 7/91. Applied to work at a V.A. in 2006 – diocese did not divulge his history. Another allegation to the diocese 12/17/13 of abuse by Yockey of a young boy while attending St. Bernadette in Monroeville, where Yockey worked 1978-83. Found in 9/18 by a news outlet to be working as a clinical social worker at a counseling center in Ashtabula, OH.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18WTAE 09.10.18Meadville Tribune 10.10.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Zabowski,Theodore P.
Year: 1970
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Allegation to diocese 10/95 of sexual abuse of a teenage boy 1975-1979. Placed on leave. Acknowledged having boys in his bed for “companionship” and possible inappropriate touching. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute in MD. Returned to parish ministry 9/96. Withdrew from ministry 7/02.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Zirwas

Name: Zirwas,George
Year: 1979
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: The diocese knew as early as 1987 of allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sent to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation in 3/88 after an allegation. Sent to St. Luke’s Institute in 12/88 after two reports of abuse, of boys ages 16 and 17. Another complaint 1991. Kept in ministry until placed on leave 11/94. Returned to ministry 7/95 after threatening diocese with legal action. Another accusation 11/95, placed on leave. Moved to FL, then Cuba where he was murdered in 5/01. Grand Jury found him to have been involved, along with Revs. Francis Pucci, Robert Wolk and Richard Zula, in making child porn, sharing victims, and using sadism while raping them. Their “favorite boys” would allegedly be given big gold crosses to wear to signal them as targets for other predators.

Source: Fortune 08.14.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18KDKA TV 11.15.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Zula

Name: Zula,Richard F.
Year: 1966
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Pittsburgh, PA

Note: Report to diocese 9/87 of violent sexual activity in the rectory by Zula with a minor, and with three other lay men. Sent to Institute of Living in CT. Placed on permanent leave. Two brothers alleging abuse filed suit, then contacted police in 9/88. One said first abused by Zula 1984 when under age 16. Zula arrested 11/88. Pled guilty to two counts involving the two brothers; sentenced 1990 to 2-5 years in prison. Sentence to run concurrently with one in another county imposed for 1-5 yrs. Diocese settled with the brothers with a confidentiality agreement. Revs. Francis Pucci and Robert Wolk accused of abusing the same boys. More reports to diocese of abuse of boys by Zula, involving sadomasochism. Found volunteering at a parish in 2007. Died 9/29/17. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Suit filed 10/18 against Bishop Zubik and Cardinal Wuerl.

Source: United Press International 10.14.88Associated Press 11.11.88Associated Press 11.14.88United Press International 05.23.89United Press International 06.02.89United Press International 04.03.90Philadelphia Inquirer 07.28.02Miami New Times 04.17.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.15.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.28.04Pittsburgh Tribune Review 09.28.05Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.01.17PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Tribune Review 10.05.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Diocese of Allentown

Name: Baruch, John S.
Year: 1930
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Assigned to St. John Cantius in Bridesburg 1930-46. Pastor of St. Casimir’s in Mahanoy City 1946-60. Pastor of St. Stanislaus in Minderville 1964-84. Retired 1984. Died 3/12/95. Allegation reported to diocese after his death.

Source: The Morning Call 03.15.95Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: The Morning Call 03.15.95


Bender

Name: Bender, Thomas J.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Found by police in 1972 in a car with a teen boy, both without pants. No consequences. Complaint to diocese 1984 of repeated rape of a boy for years. Two more people later accused Bender of sex abuse in the 1960s. Convicted 1988 of abuse of boy. Laicized 5/05. New accusations 2006; arrested on charges of online solicitation of detective posing as 14-year-old boy. Pled guilty to federal charges 2/07. Sentenced to 10 years prison and lifetime probation 5/08. Released from prison 2014. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and list released by diocese 8/19/18.

Source: San Jose Mercury News 12.31.87Newsday 03.22.06The Morning Call 03.22.06The Morning Call 03.29.06Northender 07.14.061010 Wins 07.17.06The Morning Call 07.19.06North Country Gazette 08.23.06WNBC 08.24.06am New York 02.28.07NEPA News (AP) 03.01.07Times Leader 04.18.08WNBC 04.22.08WBNC 05.15.08Philly com (AP) 05.21.08; Newsday 05.22.08; SNAP Statement 12.30.08The Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Morning Call 09.01.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Benestad

Name: Benestad, Thomas J.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Allegation to diocese in 2011 that Benestad abused a boy, including forced oral copulation, beginning at age 9, in the early 1980s. Accuser said the priest squirted holy water into his mouth afterwards “to purify him.” Benestad denied the allegations, which were deemed credible by law enforcement. Diocese claims to have tried to have Benestad laicized, but the Vatican said not enough evidence. Living in 2018 in the Diocese of Palm Beach FL.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Church Militant 08.20.18PA Grand Jury Supplemental Brief 09.04.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Bonilla

Name: Bonilla Margarito, Luis A.
Year: 2000
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In lawsuit filed 8/10, parents of a 19-year- old girl allege that Bonilla (high school chaplain) started a relationship with her when she was a 17- or 18- year-old senior in 2008-2009. Relationship continued after parents complained. He was removed from parish 11/09; sent to treatment. Relationship continued while he was in treatment. Girl gave birth to his daughter girl 7/10. He left therapy at some point and was living with the girl and baby. Diocese asked that he be laicized. Judge ruled case could proceed 1/11.

Source: Catholic Culture 08.27.10Lebanon Daily News 08.27.10Morning Call 08.27.10Reading Eagle 08.27.10Reading Eagle 08.28.10CBS News 08.30.10WFMZ 08.30.10Canadian Press 08.31.10Morning Call 08.31.10Reading Eagle 08.31.10Reading Eagle 08.31.10WFMZ 08.31.10Reading Eagle 09.24.10Philadelphia Inquirer 09.26.10Morning Call 09.28.10Reading Eagle 11.05.10Reading Eagle 01.21.11Morning Call 06.21.18


Name: Cofenas, Robert G.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Educator, guidance counselor, campus minister. Held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese knew as early as 1979 of concerns re Cofenas’ behavior with boys. Admitted in 2000 to abuse of a 17-year-old boy in 1986, when was assigned to a Sinking Spring parish and moderated the Youth Group. Treated 1989-90 at Paracletes in NM and in 2000 at St. John Vianney in Downingtown PA. Removed 2000. Laicized 2005. Died 12/14/13. Included on diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

Source: Morning Call Obit 12.16.13PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Catholic Review 09.07.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Connell

Name: Connell, David
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Carmelite
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Report to diocese 5/76 Connell made a sexual advance on a male high school student. In 10/07 a man told the Carmelite Provincial that when he was a Nativity High student, Connell sexually abused him at least twice. He said he and his brother, whom he said was also abused, were living at the Order’s priory after their house burned down. He said Connell drugged him and he woke up with a bleeding rectum. He said he told Bro.Timothy Johnson who then beat him with a belt, warning him that he would beat him worse if he told police. The man said he had also been sexually abused in sixth grade in the 1970s by a basketball coach, Jim Gross, at St. Patrick’s in Pottsville. Johnson left the order and became a diocesan priest in San Antonio TX in 1976. He worked at Antonian College Prep until 1988 as teacher, vice-principal, then principal, then pastored St. Thomas More parish until his death in 1995.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18MySanAntonio 08.17.18


Name: Fink, Felix C.
Year: 1919
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Died 1966. Allegation reported to diocese after his death. First named publicly as accused on diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Evening Herald Obituary 06.14.66Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Flanagan

Name: Flanagan, Bernard A.
Year: 1982
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy:
City: Diocesan

Note: Diocese announced 9/26/10 that Flanagan had been removed from his assignments as pastor of Annunciation, St. George, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Shenandoah and St. Mary Magdalen in Lost Creek; sent for treatment. Review Board found credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor dating back about 25 years, when he was assigned to Reading Central Catholic High School. May be other accusers. Chaperoned an unsanctioned international trip which included Bishop McDevitt High School students, diocese of Harrisburg.

Source: Allentown Morning Call 09.26.10Republican Herald 09.26.10WNEP 09.26.10Reading Eagle 09.27.10WNEP 09.27.10Reading Eagle 10.08.10Morning Call 06.21.18Pennlive 08.01.18York Daily Record 08.01.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Name: Ford, Richard J.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In 2000 the U.S. Navy reported twice to the diocese that Ford sexually abused one of its enlistees when he was a 12-year-old student at Holy Guardian Angels Regional School in Muhlenberg Township in 1989. The alleged victim was undergoing mental health treatment. Per Navy officials, the diocese did not respond to the reports. Ford died in 2005. The man filed suit against the diocese in 8/18. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list.

Source: Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Reading Eagle 08.28.18


Forish

Name: Forish, Stephen T
Year: 1972
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In early 1990s six parents complained about Forist “luring” their children. Accused in 1996 of soliciting sex from 22-year-old man. Acquitted 1998. Sued 2004. Still priest as of 2006 but not active. Arrested in 9/06 for soliciting sex from 26-year-old man on a street corner in Greensburg PA. Forish had been working as a non-church affiliated psychologist at the time of his arrest. Died in car auto accident 12/06. Name on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 09.24.96Morning Call 10.04.96Morning Call 10.16.96Morning Call 01.17.98Morning Call 01.14.04Express Times 09.13.06Express Times 09.13.06Tribune Review 09.13.06Express Times 09.14.06Morning Call 09.14.06WPXI 09.14.06WPXI 11.02.06Tribune Review 11.03.06Express Times 12.15.06Morning Call 12.15.06The Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 06.21.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Morning Call 09.01.18National Review 09.21.18


Name: Fromholzer, Francis (Frank) J.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In 2002 a woman alleged sex abuse by Fromholzer, including on trip to the Poconos, in 9/65 when she was a 13- to 14-year-old student and he was a young priest. Second woman sued 7/04 alleging abuse on same 1965 trip. Left active ministry 9/02. Last known to be living in FL. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, one girl told her school principal about abuse by Fromholzer in the 1960s and was then expelled. Another alleged victim said she told several priests in the 1980s who didn’t want to hear it and did nothing.

Source: Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.14.04Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04Morning Call 01.18.04Morning Call 02.06.04Express-Times 02.24.04Express-Times 02.27.04Express-Times 05.11.04Express-Times 07.23.04Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18York Daily Record 08.24.18York Daily Record 09.04.18Morning Call 09.12.18Morning Call 09.25.18Morning Call 10.10.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Gaffney, James F.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Suit filed 2004 by woman alleging she was sexually abused by Gaffney for two years beginning in 1990 when she was age 16 and he was Reading Catholic vice-principal. Gaffney was moved to St. Frances de Chantal in Easton, where he continued to have sex with the plaintiff when she was in college. Removed from active ministry in 2002.Laicized 2015. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report and Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Abuse alleged of a 14-year-old girl at 1985-87, reported to diocese in 1999. Also, allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with adult women, one with a learning disability he was counseling.

Source: Centre Daily 09.29.04; The Morning Call 09.29.04; Express-Times 09.30.04Express Times 12.22.06Reading Eagle 12.22.06WFMZ 12.22.06Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Saucon Source 09.01.18Morning Call 09.15.18National Review 09.21.18Morning Call 09.25.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Galko, Joseph D.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese aware of issues as early as 1984. Galko admitted to sex with an 18-year-old male parishioner and to incidents with other males over the years, pre -and post-seminary and ordination. Concerns in 1987 about his spending too much time with altar servers and interaction with adolescent boys. Sent to Downingtown for treatment. Placed on leave 1988. Report to diocese in 2002 of abuse of male, age 17-18, in 1980 or ’81. Another report 2007 of abuse of 13-year-old 8th grade boy from St. Anne’s in Bethlehem. Galko acknowledged the abuse. Both victims said Galko plied them with alcohol. Laicized 2010.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Ganster, Edward G.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 1977 a woman told the diocese that her 13-year-old son had been sexually abused by Ganster. Reassigned. A 37-year-old man told the diocese in 2002 that Ganster abused him for a year and a half beginning when the man was a 14-year-old altar boy at St. Joseph’s in Frackville. Another report in 2015 that Ganster abused a 12-year-old boy in the summer of 1977. Put on sick leave 1987, sent to St. John Vianney in Downingtown for treatment in 1988. Request for laicization 1990, granted. Wanted to marry a woman he met at St. John Vianney and to work at Disney World. Diocese provided a reference for the job; Ganster worked at Disney for 18 years. He died 7/3/14.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Gillespie, Francis T.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Per the report, in 1988 a boy told the diocese in a letter that Gillespie had sexually abused him at St. Joseph’s in Girardville, where he was an altar boy, about age 14. He reportedly did not get a response. The same person contacted the diocese again in 2003. His younger brother told the diocese in 2002 that when he was about age 10 at St. Joseph’s Gillespie began sexually abusing him. The priest’s modus operandi included having altar boys weighed and measured unclothed. One accuser said Gillespie dressed him in costumes, take his picture, then undress him. He said Gillespie had him drink alcohol and cough medicine, and that the abuse included oral sex. Removed 2002. Died 2017.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Giuliani/Guiliani, Richard J
Year: 1968
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In lawsuit filed 1/04, woman claimed that Giuliani forced her to perform sexual acts 1971-1975 when he was working at Notre Dame High School, beginning when she was age 12. She said she told Church authorities twice and was ordered to confession both times in response. Also said he visited her in college in 1975 and asked her to marry him. After her refusal, he never contacted her again. Second woman filed suit 5/04. She alleged that she was molested by Giuliani 12/76 when she was student at Cardinal Brennan High School, where he was principal. Reportedly ‘left the priesthood’ in 1977. In 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report – name spelled ‘Guiiani.’ On diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.14.04; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04; Morning Call 01.18.04; Morning Call 02.06.04Morning Call 05.12.04Morning Call 06.21.18Morning Call 06.29.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Graff

Name: Graff, Edward R.
Year: 1955
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: “Retired” from Allentown to TX in 1992. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment, allowed to minister in Santa Fe diocese. Worked in Amarillo diocese until 2002 Arrested in TX 10/02; charged with abuse of 15-year-old boy. Died in jail 11/25/02 after “an accident” while awaiting trial. At least 40 men in PA and TX alleged abuse by him. In 2009 Mark Rozzi reported rape by Graff as a 13-year-old Catholic school student in 1984; he came forward after a friend said to have also been a Graff victim died by suicide. By 2016 two more friends he said Graff raped had taken their own lives. Rozzi was elected PA state rep in 2013 and went on to lead the effort to change the statute of limitations for sex crimes against children. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown 8/19/18 list.

Source: Amarillo Globe-News 08.06.02Amarillo Globe-News 08.07.02Dallas Morning News 10.08.02Amarillo Globe-News 10.09.02Morning Call 10.09.02Dallas Morning News 10.10.02Morning Call 10.14.02Morning Call 10.15.02Morning Call 10.18.02Amarillo Globe-News 11.26.02Morning Call 11.27.02Express-Times 08.30.03Amarillo Globe News 09.06.03Morning Call 01.14.04Express-Times 07.23.04Morning Call 07.23.04Reading Eagle 05.07.10Reading Eagle 05.21.10Reading Eagle 10.08.10Reading Eagle 03.25.11Reading Eagle 06.03.11Tribune-Review 03.07.16Guardian (UK) 03.08.16Morning Call 03.09.16PennLive 04.13.16Reading Eagle 04.13.16Reading Eagle 06.26.16The Morning Call 09.13.16Lehigh Valley Live 09.16.16Los Angeles Times 09.21.16The Guardian 06.11.18Morning Call 06.21.18Daily Beast 06.22.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Albuquerque Journal 08.26.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Houseknecht, Leo J.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In 1/04 civil lawsuit, a woman alleged sexual abuse by Houseknecht when she was a student at Notre Dame High School in Bethlehem Township in the 1970s where Houseknecht was a teacher. She said Houseknecht spoke to her using crude/sexual language and that he inappropriately hugged her, his penis erect, at her family home. Per the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, the woman said Houseknecht and another priest knew she was being abused by Rev. Richard J. Guiliani. Houseknecht was an active pastor when he died in 1990 at age 53. On 8/19/18 Allentown list.

Source: Morning Call Obituary 07.12.90Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.18.04Morning Call 02.06.04Morning Call 06.21.18; Giuliani Profile in PA Grand Jury Report 08.14.18; Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Name: Hulko, Joseph D.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Sent for treatment six times between 1982 and 2003. Admitted to the diocese in 9/03 that he sexually abused a girl when he was chaplain at St. Francis Orphanage in Orwigsburg 6/71-10/71. His victim was a 14-year-old resident of the orphanage. Per diocese notes the abuse occurred over approximately one year, as much as twice per week. Retired 9/1/03. Moved to Robertsville, MO.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18; National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Jones, William E.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Placed on leave in 2002 after an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor more than 20 years previously. Civil suit was filed in 1/04. alleging that Jones molested at least one youth on numerous occasions 1978-80. It also said that Jones and another priest performed oral sex on the plaintiff and several other boys during a trip. Suit was dismissed 1/05 due to the statute of limitations. Jones died in 5/04 at age 70. Also accused in a suit of using crude/sexual language toward a teenage girl.

Source: Morning Call 04.15.02Morning Call 04.16.02Morning Call 05.29.02Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.18.04Morning Call 02.06.04Express Times 05.11.04Morning Call 05.12.04Morning Call 01.27.05Morning Call 06.21.18Diocese of Allentown 08.19.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 09.17.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kean, Joseph H.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list. Report to diocese in 12/92 that Kean abused a boy over several years, starting when he was age 12 and Kean was pastor of SS Peter and Paul in Tower City. Kean was at the parish 1/77-1/83. Kean acknowledged the abuse and to abusing the boy’s friend. May have been sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. More victims identified by Grand Jury, found in secret archives. Second victim contacted the diocese in 1999 re abuse as a teen altar boy in the 1970s in Tower City. A third man came forward in 4/02, saying that Msgr. William Jones sexually abused him then introduced him to and “shared” him with Kean. He said Kean performed oral sex on him and other boys in his Tower City bedroom. Reports in 2005 of abuse of two more: a Tower City altar boy ages 10-15 and an Ashland boy 1987-88, who went on to be heroin-addicted and suicidal. Kean retired 2002. Laicized 6/26/07.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kerestus, Thomas J.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Regional director for three CYO groups, chaplain for Appalachian Trail Scouting Council. In 1985-86 parishioners wrote to Bishop Welsh with concerns about his close and inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old boy. In 10/92 an 18-year-old male told the diocese that Kerestus sexually abused him for five years. Assessed by St. John Vianney Center in 2005 to be in the “moderate-high range” for “sexual re-offense.” A third man reported in 4/16 that Kerestus abused him 1975-80 when the man was a 15-year-old Holy Name High School student in West Reading. Removed 2002, given retirement status. Died 2014.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Morning Call 09.15.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kopec, Bronislaus J.
Year: 1929
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Allegation reported after his death. Died 6/30/68.

Source: Shenendoah Evening Herald Obit 07.02.68Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Name: Kuzmann, Robert J.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Named publicly as accused on diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Removed in 2006, laicized in 2015. Assignments included St. Jerome’s in Tamaqua and Marian Catholic High School.

Source: Diocese of Allentown 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18


Name: Lawrence, Michael S.
Year: 1973
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Concerns about Lawrence’s behavior as early as 1970 while in seminary. In 2002 a man alleged that Lawrence molested him at age 12 during a tutoring session in 1982 at St. Catharine of Siena in Mount Penn. He said told his parents immediately when he returned home, sobbing, and that his father called the church. The next day his father met with the diocese’s top administrator. Lawrence admitted to molesting the boy and was gone the next day, sent to St. John Vianney in Downingtown for treatment. He was back in a parish assignment within a year. The boy’s father complained again to Bishop Welsh in1986 and 1994; Welsh removed him from parish work but assigned him to the Diocesan Tribunal. Welsh retired in 1998. Lawrence wasn’t removed until 2002. A civil suit was filed in 2004. In 11/09 a reported to the diocese that Lawrence sexually abused him at age 13. Lawrence died in 4/15. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Morning Call 11.17.02Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 01.14.04Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04Morning Call 02.06.04Express Times 05.11.04Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Lonergan

Name: Lonergan, Kevin
Year: 2014
Outcome: Charged
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Charged with felony corruption of minors and misdemeanor indecent assault after accused of groping a 17-year-old girl and sending her nude photos of himself. Lonergan reportedly met the girl at St. Francis of Assisi in Allentown and asked other parishioners for her cell phone number.

Source: AP/WTXF 08.21.18Associated Press 08.21.18CNN 08.21.18Fox News 08.21.18Lehigh Valley Live 08.21.18Republican Herald 08.27.18


Name: Maslar, William J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Removed in 2002. Died in 2005.

Source: Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Mathis

Name: Mathis, Joseph L.
Year: 1922
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Founded Our Lady Help of Christians parish in 1927, where he remained until his death. Also, he was Allentown State Hospital chaplain until 1975. Died 6/29/81. First named publicly as accused on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Allegation reported to the diocese after Mathis’ death.

Source: The Morning Call Obituary 07.01.81Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Name: McHale, James J.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: A woman filed suit 5/09 in Delaware alleging that McHale, who was an Allentown priest, began to abuse her in 1964 when she was age 12; she said it continued until 1984. He reportedly took her on frequent trips to six states and once to Rome. McHale’s accuser says she told a priest in 1991 several times, who took no action. In 2016 she said that she discovered after a news investigation in 8/16 that the priest she had told, Rev. William Geiger, also had allegations of child sexual abuse against him, McHale died in 1997 at age 65.

Source: Morning Call 10.27.97Express-Times 05.13.09News Journal 05.13.09Express-Times 05.14.09Lancaster Online 05.14.09Morning Call 05.14.09News Journal 05.14.09WFMZ 05.14.09Times Leader 04.15.10News Journal 04.30.10York Daily Record 12.09.16Morning Call 06.21.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: York Daily Record 12.09.16


Name: McNelis, Francis Joseph
Year: 1965
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: In 12/92 a man told the diocese that McNelis sexually abused him 1966-68, when he was a 10 -to 13-year-old altar boy. McNelis was sent in 1993 to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Reassigned in 1/94 to St. Ignatius parish in Sinking Spring PA, where he remained until his removal in 3/02. In 2004 a man reported to the diocese that when he was age 16 in 1968, McNelis forcibly orally copulated him on two occasions. Two lawsuits in 2004. McNelis died 3/24/05. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 03.05.04Express-Times 07.23.04Morning Call 07.23.04Morning Call 01.27.05Morning Call Obituary 03.26.05Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Mihalak, James J.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Charged
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Charged in 1997 with fondling a 17-year-old male hitchhiker; placed on probation in 1998. Record was to be expunged if successful probation. Diocese suspended him from duties. Had been pastor, high school teacher and high school principal. The 2002 Official Catholic Directory shows him at Holy Family Villa (a home for priests) in Bethlehem, PA. In 2004 the diocese said his whereabouts were unknown. Name included on diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 07.31.97Morning Call 08.01.97Morning Call 08.29.97Morning Call 03.21.98Morning Call 04.11.02Morning Call 01.18.04Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 06.21.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18


Mraz

Name: Mraz, John Stephen
Year: 1975
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Diocesan director of ecumenical and inter-religious affairs. Former educator in diocesan schools. Pastor St. Ann’s in Emmaus beginning 2008. In 7/16 a parishioner found searches such as “small boy nudes” while working on Mraz’s two laptop computers; parishioner told diocese. Diocese alerted D.A. Images were then found on the laptops. Mraz admitted to searching for child porn. Charged in 9/16 with child porn possession, criminal use of a communication facility, and selling obscene materials. Mraz had been absent for a month for what parishioners said they were told were “medical issues.” Pled guilty 6/17. Sentenced 9/14 to 6 to 23 months in jail and was to be registered as a sex offender for 15 years. Included on diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: ABC 6 09.13.16CBS Philly 09.13.16Diocese of Allentown Statement 09.13.16Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16Lehigh Valley Live 09.13.16Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 09.13.16NBC 10 09.13.16PhillyVoice 09.13.16The Morning Call 09.13.16WFMZ 09.13.16WFMZ 09.13.16WNIP 09.13.16Reading Eagle 09.14.16Get Religion 09.15.16Morning Call 09.15.16Morning Call 09.17.16Lancaster Online 11.03.16NBC 10 11.03.16Lehigh Valley Live 06.08.17Morning Call 06.08.17The Morning Call 09.14.17WFMZ-TV 09.14.17Crux and AP 09.16.17Morning Call 06.21.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 10.05.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Nave

Name: Nave, Francis
Year: 1992
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Pastor of Sacred Heart in Bath when suspended from ministry 6/27/18 due to accusations that he encouraged a 16-year-old VA boy to masturbate during online video ‘counseling’ sessions in 2012. The boy contacted law enforcement. Lawsuit filed. Settled 9/18. Nave allegedly also stripped naked and masturbated online. The boy reportedly took screenshots of Nave, who was talking to him while naked and touching himself. Name included on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 06.21.18NBC Philadelphia 06.27.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.27.18The Morning Call 06.27.18WFMZ 06.27.18Morning Call 06.29.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18The Morning Call 09.21.18


Patil

Name: Patil, Gabriel M.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Barnabite
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Three men filed two separate suits in Allentown in 2004 alleging abuse by Patil when they were ages 7 to 9, 1978-1980, at Bethlehem Catholic High School. The boys lived in the neighborhood. Cases dismissed in 2005. Patil was promoted to Provincial Superior of his Order in 1990. Was reportedly working as pastor of a church in Ontario Canada as of 2004. Went on to work in Buffalo NY, Youngstown OH, then India. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Morning Call 03.05.04Morning Call 05.12.04Philadelphia Inquirer 05.12.04WIVB 06.25.10Buffalo News 06.26.10Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Puza

Name: Puza, Paul G.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Assigned to parishes, high schools and Catholic Scouting. In 1991 a former seminarian told Bishop Welsh that Puza molested him three times when he was an eighth-grader. Puza admitted to molesting the boy, but said it was just once, and when the boy was a senior in high school. Told therapist of “quite a bit of male and female involvement.” In 1995 a high school student, age 18, reported ‘sexual contact’ with Puza. On 2/4/02 Puza admitted to ‘sexual misconduct’ with a minor; he resigned as pastor of St. Richard’s in Barnesville 2/7/02. Laicized in 2010.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Reading Eagle 08.16.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Rigney, Dennis A.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Director of Catholic Charities for over 36 years and other prominent chancery positions. Diocese received a report in 4/87 that Rigney fondled a 12- or -13-year-old girl. Complaint in 1989 that Rigney fired a Holy Family Manor nurse’s aid because she resisted his sexual advances. In 4/02 a woman told diocese that Rigney molested her over one year, 1966-67, when she was age 9 or 10 and he was assigned to St. Peter’s in Reading. She said Rigney also molested her sister. Rigney requested early retirement in 4/02 for ‘medical reasons.’ Sued 1/04 for alleged abuse of 9-year-old girl. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Morning Call 01.14.04Philadelphia Inquirer 01.14.04The Express-Times 05.11.04Morning Call downloaded 01.14.14PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Rock, Joseph A.
Year: 1972
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Assigned to parishes, Catholic Scouting and CYOs for many years. Two reports to diocese in 1986 of ‘sexual contact’ with three boys, one age 9, in the early 1980s. On ‘sick leave’ 2/86, sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Assigned 10/87 to nursing home/retirement facility for priests. Resigned 11/01 after accused of sex abuse of two elderly residents. Another allegation 1/92; Rock admitted to feeling boys’ genitals. Lawsuit filed by 20-year-old man in 1994 claiming Diocese failed to prevent him from abuse at ages 9-12 by Rock in Mount Carbon. Rock denied the allegation. No criminal charges. Report 3/00 of past abuse of boy beginning 5th or 6th grade. Named in suits filed by five alleged victims in 2004 claiming the diocese knew about abuse by Rock and other priests but systematically covered it up. Another allegation in 2007 of abuse of 6th to 8th-grade boy 1979-81. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 04.11.02Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Royer

Name: Royer, Gerald J.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Transferred 8 times during first 8 years of priesthood. Leave of absences 11/55-2/56 and 4/60-7/61. Chaplain at St. Joseph Manor until 1964, then left active ministry the same year. Laicized in 2/65. Died 12/20/03. In 2009 a man in his 60s reported sexual abuse as a boy by Royer. In 5/16 an 81-yr-old man stated publicly that Royer sexually abused him in 1947, when the man was an 11-yr-old altar boy at Ss. Simon and Jude in West Bethlehem. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Included on Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record updated; Lehighvalleylive 05.23.16PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: Philadelphia Archdiocesan Priest Data Profile; Philadelphia Archdiocese Assignment Record updated; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Ruffenach, Charles J.
Year: 1930
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Retired 1979. Died 1980. A man told the diocese in 8/01 that Ruffenach sexually and physically abused him beginning in about 1945, when the man was a St. John the Baptist school first-grader and continuing through eighth grade.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Sabas, John P./John Pascal
Year: 1954
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Sabas was accused of having sexually abused at least one 14-year-old boy during the summer of 1964. Sabas’s alleged victim reported the abuse to the diocese in 1974, during Bishop Joseph McShea’s tenure. When Sabas’s accuser discovered in 1989 that the priest was still assigned to parish work, he sued Sabas and the Allentown diocese; the case was settled out of court for $40,000 in 1991. The diocese reportedly had assured the man several times that he was only victim. Sabas died in 1996. Shown as still active in the 1993 Catholic Directory. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Allen Morning Call 06.16.02Morning Call 01.14.04Express Times 02.27.04Morning Call 03.29.04Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Sacks

Name: Sacks, Edward
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bethlehem Township when suspended in 9/18 due to an allegation that he sexually abused a student of Holy Name High School in Reading. Sacks was VP there 1965-68 and principal 1974-79. He denied the allegation, calling it a “case of mistaken identity.”

Source: Morning Call 09.18.18


Name: Shields, William J.
Year: 1958
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: A civil suit was filed in 3/04 against the diocese alleging that Shields abused a 12-year-old altar boy in 1972. Shields allegedly invited the boy back to the rectory of St. Ann’s in Lansford after bingo night and began to molest him. The boy reportedly fled and never let himself be alone with the priest again. He said he told his mother and a deacon at the parish. Shields was moved 3 months later. Another man reported in 3/04 that Shields sexually abused him at St. Ann’s 25-30 years previously. Shields retired in 1995 and died 8/00. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 08.29.00Morning Call 03.05.04Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Shigo, Stephen F.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Parish priest, Catholic Scouting chaplain, CYO and Youth Ministry director, Family Life Bureau director. Died 1991, age 38. Diocese received a report on 11/17/11 that Shigo sexually abused an 8th-9th grade altar boy at St. Ambrose, where Shigo was assigned in 1981.

Source: The Morning Call Obit 11.04.91PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Soderlund, David A.
Year: 1965
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Accused 1980 of abuse of three boys, ages 12-13. Photos found of Soderlund in sex acts with boys. Admitted to ‘sexual activity’ with them. Removed, sent to St. John Vianney for treatment. Assigned as a parish pastor in 1981, restricted to no contact with minors, sent to another parish the next year. Abused another boy. In 1986 made Director of Pastoral Care at Good Samaritan Med Center in Pottsdale. Removed 1989 for violating restrictions by having an 8-year-old altar boy and made phone calls to him. Soderlund appealed to the Vatican which agreed his rights were violated. Bishop Welsh then offered him housing and income, but no job. A 2004 lawsuit against diocese claimed it covered up abuse by Soderlund and other priests. Laicized 2005. Arrested 2009 in WY, convicted of child porn possession/child exploitation. Sentenced 2-5 years’ prison. Registered sex offender in WY. In 8/14/18 PA GJ Report.

Source: Morning Call 04.24.97Morning Call 05.12.97Morning Call 07.21.97Morning Call 03.10.02Morning Call 01.14.04Morning Call 06.21.18Fortune 08.14.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18Morning Call 09.01.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Strassner, Henry E.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Very Rev. First named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Parish priest, pastor, educator, held prominent chancery positions. Admitted when confronted in 1988 to kissing a 19-year-old male on the lips four times during a counseling session.Two more complaints in 1991 of past child sex abuse, one a boy age 6-8. Sick leave 8/1/93-2/18/94, sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Accused in 2001 of sex advances of a 31-year-old man during counseling session. In 2004 a man told the diocese Strassner sexually assaulted him during counseling or confession in 1977 when the man was age 26 or 27. This accuser wrote down the names of 25 or 30 others he alleged Strassner sexual assaulted. In 11/11 a 63-year-old man reported sex abuse, including oral copulation, by Strassner when he was in 7th or 8th grade. Retired 2003. Died 11/20/09.

Source: The Morning Call Obituary 11.21.09PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Tucci

Name: Tucci, Bruno M.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Charged
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: A man told the diocese in 1991 that Tucci sexually abused him when he was a 14-year-old altar boy. Tucci admitted to the allegations. Sent to Paracletes in NM for treatment. Returned to ministry as pastor of two Nesquehoning parishes. Resigned in 2/02. In 5/02 another man reported sexual abuse as a minor by Tucci 1977-78. Tucci requested laicization in 2005; granted in 4/07. In 12/12 Tucci was arrested on charges that in 1981 he took a PA boy to Ocean City, MD and molested him. The boy attended a Shenandoah parish and school where Tucci was assigned. Tucci admitted to being aroused when he wrestled with and tickled the boy on a motel room bed. Last known to be living in Salisbury MD. Named in 8.14.18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Morning Call 01.02.13WBOC 01.02.13WFMZ 01.03.13Reading Eagle 01.04.13WFMZ 01.04.13Delmarva Now 01.10.13Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Uhrig

Name: Uhrig, A. Gregory
Year: 1973
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Allentown priest for 20 years. Educator, held diocesan positions, worked in parishes. Moved to Metuchen, NJ diocese 1993, incarnated there 1995. Allentown notified Metuchen in 2010 of allegations dating back about 30 years. A 44-year-old woman alleged sexual abuse by Uhrig over 4 years, starting when she was age 13 and in 7th grade at St. Anthony’s in Easton, where Uhrig was assigned. Living at a priests’ retirement residence in Somerset, NJ beginning sometime in 2011. A 5/17 church bulletin showed him to be assisting at weekend masses at a Whitehouse Station, NJ parish. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list.

Source: Home News Tribune 10.11.10MyCentralJersey 10.11.10Express-Times 10.12.10Star-Ledger 10.12.10Express-Times 10.13.10Express-Times 10.13.10Morning Call 10.13.10Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Ulincy

Name: Ulincy, Andrew Aloysius
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Teacher, parish priest, pastor, held prominent diocesan positions. Diocese announced 9/26/10 Ulincy’s removal from ministry due to credible allegations that he had molested a minor in 1981 while assigned to Ss. Simon and Jude’s in Bethlehem. In 11/81 a 17-year-old male told police that Ulincy had sexually propositioned him. Ulincy admitted his behavior. Sick leave 12/1/81-2/15/82; sent to treatment then reassigned. In 2010 the victim said he had gone to the church for help after running away from home, and that Ulincy offered him alcohol, fondled his penis then anally penetrated him. In the early 1990s a 25-year-old man, who was a contractor working at St. Joseph’s in Frackville’s rectory told police that Ulincly exposed himself to him. Ulincy retired 3/1/11 and died 10/28/16. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On 8/19/18 Allentown list.

Source: Allentown Morning Call 09.26.10Republican Herald 09.26.10WNEP 09.26.10Reading Eagle 09.27.10WNEP 09.27.10Reading Eagle 10.08.10Morning Call Obituary 11.04.16Morning Call 06.21.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18National Review 09.21.18

Assignments: Morning Call Obituary 11.04.16PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Yarrosh

Name: Yarrosh, Ronald J.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: Arrested in 2004 on charges of possession of an “enormous amount” of child pornography. Removed from assignment. Sent to St. John Vianney Hospital for eval and treatment. Diocese knew Yarrosh had “personality problems.” Also accused of embezzlement. Violated probation – had gone to NYC with a 7-year-old child and found with porn. PA registered sex offender. Dismissed from priesthood in 6/07, Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Express-Times 05.13.04Morning Call 05.17.04Morning Call 04.21.05Morning Call 04.27.05Times Leader (AP) 04.28.05Morning Call 08.09.05Centre Daily Times (AP) 11.22.06Morning Call 11.22.06Reading Eagle 12.22.06Morning Call 04.06.07Republican and Herald 04.11.07Republican and Herald 01.03.08Morning Call 01.06.08Morning Call 09.13.16Morning Call 06.21.18Fortune 08.14.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Zmijewski, Joseph A.
Year: 1936
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Allentown, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. On Allentown diocese’s 8/19/18 list. Member of diocesan Tribunal. Psychologist. Died 1968. In 10/04 a woman told the diocese that Zmijewski sexually abused her in 1950 when she was a St. Peter’s 9th grader in Reading. She said she was referred to Zmijewski for counseling, and he proposed hypnotizing her at his residence. She said she pretended being hypnotized and he then had her strip naked. He allegedly left the room for a few minutes then returned and told her to get dressed.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Zolondek, John G.
Year: 1938
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City:

Note: Parish assignments in Bridgeport, Emmaus, Willow Grove and Philadelphia. Involved in a Germantown summer camp. Music Director at Allentown Central Catholic High School, later at Reading Central Catholic High. Residing at St. Mary’s parish in Kutztown.when he died 9/18/62. First named publicly as accused on Allentown’s 8/19/18 list. Allegation received after his death.

Source: Jim Thorpe Times News Obituary 09.19.62Diocese of Allentown list 08.19.18


Diocese of Altoona- Johnstown

Ackerson

Name: Ackerson, Francis
Year: 1946
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests “alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children.” Abuse alleged 1955-56 of 15-yr-old boy at St. Mary’s Orphanage in Cresson PA, and included oral and attempted anal rape. Died 8/11/02.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Arsenault

Name: Arsenault, David
Year: 1981
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: . The PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, describes sexual assaults in the early 1980s by Arsenault of a boy age 17-18, while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Renovo, PA. The priest became chaplain of a local high school’s athletics program, hanging out with the boys in the locker room. One boy’s parents encouraged their son to spend time with Arsenault, who insisted he counsel the boy at the parish twice a week. During sessions Arsenault would “wrestle” with the boy, then massage him, touching his legs and thighs. At least once he tried to grab the boy’s penis. On a trip to D.C. the boy awoke to Arsenault grinding his penis into him and kissing him. Arsenault remained in ministry, even after admitting to diocesan officials in 2005 to “horseplay” with the boy.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TimelineWJAC 02.07.16Washington Times 02.08.16WJAC 02.08.16ABC News 03.01.16PA AG Office Statement 03.01.16PA Grand Jury FBI Timeline 03.01.16PennLive 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Bender, Joseph J.
Year: 1957
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Accused in an anonymous letter to Bishop Adamec in 8/91 of abuse of a boy “approximately 100 times,” in the 1970s. Sent for evaluation. Named in 3 civil suits filed in 2003. At least one plaintiff was a member of St. Joe’s Little Singers, a children’s choir founded by Bender. PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report calls Bender a serial child predator who abused boys, ages 8-13, throughout most of his ministry. He targeted those whose parents hoped for a vocation for their sons and encouraged them to spend time with the priest. Other children called them “Benderites.” Bender would take the boys on overnight trips, insisted they sleep without underwear, then assault them. He would show anger when a child resisted. His acts against boys included kissing, fondling, masturbation and oral sex.

Source: Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune Democrat 03.11.03Associated Press 08.12.03Centre Daily Times 08.13.03National Catholic Reporter 08.29.03Associated Press 11.19.03PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Grand Jury FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16The Express 03.05.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16WJAC 03.10.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Biller

Name: Biller, Harold N.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Biller was reportedly described in complaints filed in 2003-2004 by attorney Richard Serbin as one of 14 diocesan priests “having a sexual interest in children.” When Biller retired in 2009, he was a monsignor and had been ecumenical minister and pastor of St Patrick’s in Johnstown, a parish with an elementary school. As of 3/3/16 he resided in a home for the elderly and disabled run by the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Cresson PA.

Source: Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 03.28.04


Bodenschatz

Name: Bodenschatz, Peter
Year: 1933
Outcome: none
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Named in the 3/1/16 PA Grand Jury Report on the Diocese of Altoona Johnstown among priests “alleged to have engaged in sexually abusive acts with children.” A man reported to Bishop Adamec in 2002 that Bodenschatz sexually abused him on many occasions when the man was an 8th grader and altar boy, in 1940. Bodenschatz was “associated with” St. Mary’s in Nanty-Glo, PA during the time of the alleged abuse. Died 6/10/61.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Bodziak

Name: Bodziak, Charles
Year: 1967
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 2003 a woman reported to the diocese that in 1971, when she was a 16-yr-old girl in foster care, Bodziak had sexual intercourse with her repeatedly. She said he would pick her up in his car and take her to a place where teens would “make out.” The girl was blamed for having a “love affair” with a priest and removed from foster care. Bodziak was assigned to St. Agnes parish in Lock Haven at the time. There is no indication he was removed from ministry after the woman’s 2003 disclosure. New lawsuit 6/16 by two sisters, ages 47 and 49, alleging sexual abuse by Bodziak when one was in 2nd through 6th grade, the other ages 8-14. Bodziak assigned to St. Leo’s in Altoona at the time. He denied allegations.

Source: WeAreCentralPA 01.24.16WJAC 01.24.16PA AG Press Release 03.01.16PA Grand Jury FBI Timeline 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16PennLive 06.21.16PennLive 06.21.16San Diego Union-Tribune 06.21.16We Are Central PA 06.21.16WJAC 06.21.16Tribune-Democrat 06.22.16Insurance Journal 06.23.16Altoona Mirror 10.27.16Philly com 10.27.16The Tribune-Democrat 05.18.17The Tribune-Democrat 05.18.17Altoona Mirror 05.19.17Tribune Review 12.18.17Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.23.18Altoona Mirror 04.24.18

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Boyle, John J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Boyle sexually abused 5 boys 1958-1982. Diocese knew in 1969, when a father reported to it and PA State Police that Boyle abused his 12-yr-old son. Per Bishop Hogan’s notes there was enough evidence for charges, but Boyle “could move.” Put Boyle on “sick leave” then reassigned him. Boyle abused another boy, age 15, in 1971. In 1973 plied a 14- yr-old boy with alcohol to the point of unconsciousness, then raped him for the first of numerous times over a 2-yrs. In 1982 began a year of sexual assaults on a 16-yr-old boy, giving him alcohol and lavish gifts. In 1992 diocese received report that Boyle abused a 10- or 11-yr-old boy 1958-60. Abuse included fondling, masturbation and oral intercourse. Not until 1995 did Bishop Adamec send Boyle to treatment and allow him to retire. Died 12/14/11.

Source: Associated Press 04.03.03Pittsburg Post Gazette 04.04.03Associated Press 08.12.03Centre Daily Times 08.13.03National Catholic Reporter 08.29.03Associated Press 11.06.03PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Grand Jury FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Brady

Name: Brady, Martin A.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: T.O.R. (Franciscan)
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Named in 2/05 suit. Accused of abuse of 16 yr old youth in late 1970s. Brady was his teacher at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg. Brady also worked in MN, VA and WV. He died 3/03 in Wheeling WV diocese. A second man came forward 2012 to report confidential settlement with Order & Barry Robinson High in 2003 & 2004. Diocese refused to settle.

Source: Franciscan Friars Website 2003Associated Press 02.18.05Centre Daily / AP 04.12.06The Virginian-Pilot 08.07.12GJ Presentment 03.15.16WCBC 03.15.16NBC 12 03.17.16

Assignments: GJ Presentment 03.15.16


Bunn

Name: Bunn, James F.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury found that Bunn “engaged in sexual intercourse” repeatedly with a boy, ages 10-13, in the 1960s. Bunn had befriended the boy’s family, parishioners of St. Andrew’s in Johnstown, and visited often after his move to Sacred Heart in Altoona. Victim and his parents reported Bunn to Bishop Hogan in 1982. Bunn was kept in ministry. When Bunn became principal of McCort High School in 1984 and, along with accused priest Martin McCamley, continued corresponding with the victim, the family again approached Hogan. Hogan moved Bunn to another parish. When Adamec became Bishop they contacted him. Adamec met with Bunn, who admitted to “one incident.” There was another complaint in 2001. Bunn was removed from public ministry in 2002.

Source: Tribune Democrat 02.23.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune Democrat 03.11.03PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16; GJ Presentment 03.15.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Burkhardt, Harold J.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Monsignor. A man told the diocese in 2005 that Burkhardt sexually abused him when the man was 9 yrs-old, and Burkhardt was pastor of St. Mary Immaculate Conception in Altoona. Abuse included fondling, digital penetration of the boy’s anus, and the priest forcing the boy to orally copulate him. The diocese did not report the allegations to law enforcement. Died 3/19/00.

Source: AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Campbell, Andrew S.
Year: 1981
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Campbell, then head of English department at St. Vincent University, placed on leave 2002. Woman filed suit 5/03 alleging Campbell and 2 other priests abused her 16-yr-old son at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe 1980-82.

Source: Centre Daily Times 05.21.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette (AP) 05.21.03Post-Gazette 02.07.04Associated Press 05.18.04Tribune-Review 02.16.05Pittsburgh Tribune – Review 05.11.05

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Carroll

Name: Carroll, Thomas M.
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: In 1/88 Bishop Adamec confronted Carroll re rumored behavior. Carroll admitted to “homosexual” behavior with a 17-yr-old boy. Adamec suggested counseling. Carroll died 10/1/88. In 2004 a man told the diocese that Carroll fondled and anally raped him after plying him with alcohol in 1971, when the man was 12-13 yr-old altar boy at St. John Gaulbert’s in Johnstown. In 7/15 a fellow priest testified it was “common knowledge” that Carroll molested children and that he was always ” in the company of young boys.”

Source: Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Cherry, Athanasius C.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Placed on leave in 2002. Woman filed suit 5/03 against Cherry and two other priests, the Benedictine Archabbey and the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese alleging that her son had been abused by all three priests at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. Claims against Cherry and 1 other priest dismissed 5/04 but son had filed individual suit 2/04.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.7.04Centre Daily Times 05.21.03Pittsburgh Post Gazette (AP) 05.21.03Associated Press 05.18.04Tribune Review 02.16.05


Cingle

Name: Cingle, Martin A
Year: 1973
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA AG 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 Cingle fondled a sleeping 15-yr-old altar boy who awoke and struck him, as told to Bishop Adamec by the victim in a 6/02 meeting. He did not report the matter to law enforcement. Cingle was returned to ministry. Adamec asked the victim to put in writing what occurred in 1979; the victim did not comply and case was closed 6/03. In 9/15 Cingle admitted to the Grand Jury that he was lying next to the boy on a cot in his underwear and a t-shirt on the night in question, and indicated he could have accidentally touched the boys genitals. Per the AG’s request, Bishop Bartchak removed Cingle from active ministry in 10/15.

Source: WJAC 10.07.15WTAJ 10.07.15GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA AG Press Release 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Coleman, Dennis E.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA A.G. 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1979 parents of a 10-yr-old boy told Bishop Hogan of concerns about son’s behavior and comment re Fr. Coleman. Hogan met with boy, who said Coleman invited boys to sleep over in the rectory, would ‘hypnotize’ them, and sniff and then rub his penis against their feet. Also, Coleman asked boy if he could photograph him in his underwear. Hogan told Coleman to talk with parents, including boy if needed. If it went badly, might need transfer. Transferred; similarly abused boy age 12-13 there, then again at least 3 more boys at next parish. Details of cases noted by Hogan in “Secret Archives.”. Died 3/12/14.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03Tribune-Democrat 05.05.04GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16PennLive 03.08.16WJAC 03.10.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Coveney

Name: Coveney, James B.
Year: 1964
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA AG’s 3/1/6 Grand Jury Report, Coveney fondled the genitals of a 10-yr-old boy while assigned to St. Joseph’s in Portage PA in the 1980s, as reported to Bishop Adamec in 1996. Adamec sent Coveney to treatment; Coveney returned to ministry. Also accused in 1988 of fondling the genitals of five 7th-grade boys and sent to treatment by Adamec. No reports to police either time. Coveney retired in 2011. Placed on leave 2/16 during re-examination by diocese of previous allegations against clergy.

Source: WJAC 02.07.16Washington Times 02.08.16WJAC 02.08.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Downey, Alvin T.
Year: 1970
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Woman filed suit 2003 alleging that Downey and other priests sexually abused her son 1980-81 when he was 16. St. Vincent Archabbey argued that suit was filed past SOL. Both settled 2/05.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2.7.04Centre Daily Times 05.21.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (AP) 05.21.03Associated Press 05.18.04Tribune-Review 11.09.04Tribune-Review 02.16.05Tribune-Review 05.11.05


Name: Fabbri, Mario
Year: 1931
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, in 1950 Fabbri anally raped a 9th-grade boy in his rectory bed at St. John Gaulbert parish in Johnstown PA. It said Fabbri raped the boy further in NY, and in Montreal and Quebec. In 1999 the victim contacted the diocese. He said Fabbri told him, “you are not as cooperative as the others.” Last known to be in Italy. Presumed dead.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Figurelle

Name: Figurelle, Elwood F.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Figurelle was arrested in 1973 for indecent exposure. He was moved to another parish in 10/03 Figurelle resigned from his parish position and was federally charged with downloading child pornography from the Internet. Had been on leave since 3/03 when FBI searched the rectory and seized a computer containing child porn. Died in farming accident 7/08.

Source: Associated Press 10.09.03Associated Press 10.24.03Associated Press 12.22.04Altoona Mirror 07.18.08Tribune Democrat 07.18.08PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Gaborek

Name: Gaborek, Joseph
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Gaborek molested and brutally sexually assaulted a 16-yr-old boy in 1982. Boy ran for help. State Police investigated. Bishop Hogan struck an agreement with police – Gaborek was quietly sent to MI for “treatment” then assigned to another parish. In 1984 Hogan sent Gaborek “on retreat” to Orchard Lake, which was a boys’ school. In 9/89 arrested for sexual assault of a dog in a parking lot. In 5/99, charged with molesting a 14-year- old runaway after giving him beer and showing him porno movies. Named as “predator priest” in 2/03 civil suit. Laicization announced 2004.

Source: Associated Press 05.26.99Pittsburg Post-Gazette 05.27.99Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03Associated Press 05.05.04Tribune-Democrat 05.05.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.06.04PA AG Press Release 03.01.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI TImeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16PennLive 03.08.16WJAC 03.10.16

Assignments: Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Grattan

Name: Grattan, Bernard V.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Complaint to Bishop Adamec in 1994 that Grattan sexually abused a boy, ages 12-14, in the 1980s. Sent to treatment. Reassigned as a hospital chaplain and allowed to live in a rectory. Sexually abused an “incapacitated patient.” Suspended 2002. Civil suit filed 3/03. Laicization announced 6/04. In 2008 another man reported previous abuse by Grattan. Grattan admitted to the Grand Jury his abuse of boys.

Source: Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune Democrat 02.23.03Centre Daily Times 03.05.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.05.03Tribune Democrat 03.06.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune Democrat 03.11.03Centre Daily Times 06.29.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.30.04GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16WJAC 03.10.16Tribune-Democrat 05.17.16WJAC 11.15.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Inman, Leonard
Year: 1961
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Inman was named as one of 9 “predator” priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests in 2/03. Per the PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, “Bishop Hogan was very much aware that Inman was raping children…” while assigned to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament 1971-86. One boy reported to police in 1986 that Inman started raping him when he was 11-yrs-old, 4 yrs earlier. Inman was known to “troll” the area for sex with youths, after which he would pay them. The investigation stopped after Hogan met with the Altoona Police Chief, and Inman was sent for treatment. He died 6/1/01.

Source: Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.05.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16PennLive 03.08.16WjAC 03.10.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Kelly

Name: Kelly, Robert J.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, Kelly sexually abused a boy, age 12-13, in 1975-77 while assigned to a State College parish. He reportedly groomed the boy with drive-in movies, drives to the mountains and offers of beer. Victim notified diocese in 1993; Bishop Adamec sent Kelly to treatment then reassigned him, despite being assessed as “pedophilic” and the recommendation he avoid young people. Report said Kelly also made advances on a 14-yr-old boy in 1978. Kelly was identified as one of 9 “predator” priests known to the diocese per lawsuits filed by 5 individuals against 2 other priests in 2/03. He remained in ministry until 2/27/15.

Source: Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Tribune-Democrat 02.23.03Centre Daily Times 02.25.03Centre Daily Times 03.05.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.05.03Tribune-Democrat 03.06.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03Centre Daily Times (AP) 05.28.04Altoona Mirror 02.28.15AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16PennLive 03.08.16WJAC 03.10.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16BA.org Assignment Record


Koharchik

Name: Koharchik, George D.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Removed from St Catherine of Siena in Mount Union 8/12 and placed on leave after allegations of sexual misconduct with minors in Cambria County in late 1970s. By 8/25/12, several other accusers had approached the diocese. Per the AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Koharchik “is certainly a child predator.” He admitted to the GJ in 3/15 to molesting “close to” 12 children. He would grope young boys while driving and playing Bill Cosby tapes which featured the word “penis.” He had young boys sleep, shower and wrestle with him, and sit on his lap. He would pat their buttocks. Koharchik served on the Presbytery Council during the trial of admitted child molester, Rev. Francis Luddy. Defrocked 1/22/16.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette TimelineCentre Daily Times 08.24.12Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.24.12Statement by Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown 08.24.12Tribune Democrat 08.24.12Tribune Democrat 08.24.12WJAC 08.24.12Altoona Mirror 08.25.12Press TV (Ireland) 08.25.12Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.27.12WJAC 08.28.12Tribune-Democrat 08.29.12Tribune-Democrat 09.01.12Altoona Mirror 09.07.12Tribune Democrat 09.16.12SNAP Statement 10.05.12SNAP Statement to Bishop 10.08.12We Are Central 11.02.12Tribune Democrat 01.28.13PA AG’s Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16New York Daily News 06.13.16PennLive 07.08.16Tribune-Democrat 09.14.16New York Daily News 10.09.16WJAC 11.18.16WJAC 11.18.16We Are Central PA 02.24.17New York Daily News 05.08.17DNA Info 05.12.17Huffington Post 05.21.17CBS News 10.17.18

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Kovach

Name: Kovach, William
Year: 1955
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Accused in 1982 of molesting a boy, showing him porno movies, fondling and performing oral sex on him. Admitted the abuse to Bishop Hogan; kept in ministry, not to have contact with children. Kovach nonetheless was assigned to a parish with no enforced restrictions, even teaching children. He was evaluated in 1988 but ministry was not limited until 2001. The PA Attorney General’s 3/1//16 Grand Jury report concluded that “Kovach was a child predator who had been enabled by the Diocese,” citing Bishops Hogan and Adamec as keeping Kovach’s secrets. Police were never notified.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16WJAC 03.10.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Lemmon, Thomas M.
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Lemmon, an ordained deacon and religion teacher at Bishop McCort High School, had just been suspended by Diocese when he fled to Canada in 3/03 with a 15-yr-old female student. As police neared his mother’s apartment, Lemmon fell/jumped to his death from a 4th floor balcony.

Source: Associated Press 03.07.03; Tribune Democrat 03.07.03; Associated Press 03.13.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.15.03


Little

Name: Little, Anthony M.
Year: 1982
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Removed as pastor of St. Patrick in Newry in 3/13 pending investigation of an allegation that he sexually abused a boy in the 1990s. Had been pastor in Newry since 2002. Little admitted to the PA Grand Jury that he provided the boy many “amenities” for years, including a home, electronics and money. The GJ called Little a “master manipulator” who attempted to keep the victim from his family and friends, and in his life Little was a “near constant presence.”

Source: ABC 23 03.23.13Tribune-Democrat 03.23.13Altoona Mirror 03.24.13We are Central PA 03.24.13Altoona Mirror 03.25.13Patriot News (AP) 03.25.13The AIR Network 03.25.13WJAC 03.25.13PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16We Are Central PA 03.04.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Luddy

Name: Luddy, Francis E.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Two brothers filed separate civil suits in 1980s alleging abuse by Luddy, their godfather, as early as 1978. One suit dropped in 1992; in response, Bishop Adamec put out a press release calling the dropped claims “baseless,” despite knowing Luddy had admitted abusing at least 10 youths. Per AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, “Luddy molested, groped, masturbated, sodomized and performed oral sex on at least 10 children” ages 10-17. The report harshly criticizes the diocese’s mishandling of the Luddy case and calls the lack of response to it by law enforcement “concerning.” Admitted he had been abusing children since ordination.

Source: United Press International 10.27.88United Press International 10.25.90Legal Intelligencer 02.27.92United Press International 02.04.93Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.01.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.03.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.04.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.05.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.15.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.17.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.22.94Pittsburgh Post Gazette 10.17.01Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.07.03Beaver County Times 03.24.06Tribune-Democrat 03.24.06Altoona Mirror 04.16.06Altoona Mirror 10.06.06Altoona Mirror 04.03.08Tribune-Democrat 04.16.08Altoona Mirror 04.18.08PA AG’s Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16PennLive 03.08.16WJAC 03.10.16Washington Post 04.01.16Daily News 04.05.16WJAC 05.10.16Altoona Mirror 10.27.16Daily Beast 08.17.18

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16BA.org Assignment Record


Mabon

Name: Mabon, Thomas K.
Year: 1957
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Monsignor. Retired in 2001. Suspended in 2002 after an allegation he abused an altar boy 1988-90 at St. Mary’s in Hollidaysburg. Mabon denied the charges. Sued 2003. Criminal charges dismissed due to SOL. Sent by Bishop Adamec to treatment, then allowed to resume ministry in 11/03. Civil suit continued. In 2005 a woman reported sexual abuse by Mahon at St. Mary’s when she was a girl. Per the AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Mabon told the girl, “if you tell, everyone would believe you instigated it and that’s your fault.” The Grand Jury called Mabon a “predator” and found that Bishops Hogan and Adamec failed the children.

Source: Associated Press 04.03.03Post-Gazette 04.04.03Associated Press 06.20.03Associated Press 11.05.03Tribune Democrat 05.25.07PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16Altoona Mirror 05.03.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Maurizio

Name: Maurizio, Joseph D
Year: 1987
Outcome: Sentenced
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Homeland Security raided rectory 9/12/14. Charged with illicit sexual conduct in foreign place & possession of child porn. Suspended. Federal agent’s 9/25/14 affidavit accused Maurizio of sexual abuse in 3/09 of two boys living at center for street children in Honduras. Maurizio remained pastor. Resumed trips to Central American countries by 2011. Prosecutor cited 2 new allegations by boys in PA 9/29/14, ages 5 and 7 & rectory computer photos showing genitals of polio-stricken boy, now deceased. Per prosecutors in 9/15, 4th boy alleged abuse by Maurizio. One boy recanted at trial 9/15. Convicted 9/22/15 of illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, possession of child porn and international money laundering. Named in PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report. Sentenced 3/2/16 to 16 yrs., 8 mos jail & life probation. Appealed. Denied 7/24/17.

Source: WTAJ-TV 09.16.14Affidavit in USA v Maurizio 09.25.14; Associated Press 09.25.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.25.14US ICE News Release 09.25.14New York Times 09.26.14WTAE-TV 09.26.14; Associated Press 09.29.14; WTAJ-TV 09.29.14; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.30.14Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.06.14We Are Central PA 11.06.14Altoona Mirror 11.10.14Houston Chronicle 11.14.14The Tribune-Review 11.14.14Tribune-Review 09.02.15Tribune-Democrat 09.03.15Tribune-Review 09.04.15WJAC 09.05.15Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.08.15Tribune-Democrat 09.08.15Tribune-Democrat 09.11.15Tribune-Review 09.11.15Tribune-Review 09.16.15Altoona Mirror 09.17.15Tribune-Democrat 09.17.15Daily American 09.22.15Daily Reporter 09.22.15Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.22.15Tribune-Review 09.22.15We Are Central PA website 09.22.15ABC 27 10.05.15Tribune-Review 10.05.15Altoona Mirror 12.03.15Everything-PR 12.22.15Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 12.23.15; Associated Press 12.25.15; Altoona Mirrior 01.02.16Altoona Mirror 01.29.16Emirates 24 01.30.16Lebanon Daily Record 02.02.16Tribune-Review 02.02.16WJAC 02.03.16ABC News 02.08.16Tribune-Review 02.08.16Altoona Mirror 02.09.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.09.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.02.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16Phillycom 03.30.16WTAE 03.30.16Tribune-Review 04.01.16ABC News 04.03.16International Business Times 04.03.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 04.05.16Tribune-Democrat 04.05.16Tribune-Review 04.23.16The Tribune-Review 05.13.16SFGate 05.16.16Tribune-Review 09.16.16US Court of Appeals 07.24.17Altoona Mirror 07.25.17PennLive 07.25.17Tribune-Democrat 07.25.17Tribune-Review 07.25.17

Assignments: Detailed BA Assignment RecordPA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


McCaa

Name: McCaa, Francis
Year: 1948
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report calls Msgr. McCaa “a monster” in his sexual abuse of boys, ages 8-15, at Holy Name parish and school in Edensburg, 1961-85. At least 15 victims, maybe hundreds; at least two have committed suicide. McCaa would ensure altar boys did not wear pants under their cassocks so he could reach under to touch and squeeze their genitals or push his finger into their anuses. He grabbed one victim’s penis and said, in front of other boys, “If you ever use this, I’m going to rip it off.” Abuse usually in the sacristy, sometimes the rectory. Also during confession. Bishop Hogan knew by 1985. Angry parent contacted DA’s office, per instruction of a child care official. Hogan met with Assistant DAs re danger public would find out. DAs agreed to meet with parents group to diffuse anger. Also per the plan, McCaa was sent to “treatment,” then assigned to hospital chaplaincy in WV with Hogan’s “glowing recommendation.” “Retired” 1993, died 2007. Subject of multiple lawsuits.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Serbin Letter to DA’s Office 09.25.02Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.07.03Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.14.03Tribune-Democrat 02.24.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03NEPA News 03.27.03Reading Eagle 07.06.15PA AG Press Release 03.01.16PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General, 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16Guardian (UK) 03.08.16PennLive 03.08.16We Are Central PA 03.10.16WJAC 03.10.16WJAC 05.10.16PennLive 07.04.16We Are Central PA 07.04.16Daily Mail (UK) 07.05.16MSN 07.05.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.07.16Guardian (UK) 07.10.16National Catholic Reporter 07.19.16Tribune-Democrat 12.11.16Tribune-Democrat 12.11.16Tribune-Democrat 12.11.16Tribune-Democrat 12.18.16Morning Call 09.01.18

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General, 03.01.16


McCamley

Name: McCamley, Martin D.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1981 Bishop Hogan dismissed a report that McCamley fondled a 16-yr-old boy, then allowed the priest to be Vice-Principal of Bishop McCort High. Another report made in 2001 of fondling of 13-yr-old boy prior to 1977, on overnights in the boy’s home. The boy had been molested by McCamley’s sex partner, Fr. James Bunn. Bunn apparently passed the boy off to McCamley. McCamley was sent for evaluations in 2001 and 2003. Suspended 2003 after accusations by 4 men of abuse while at McCourt High and St. Patrick’s in Johnstown. Retired to Orlando FL 2004. Another accusation in 2008 of abuse of boy decades earlier, while assigned to St. Patrick’s.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 02.23.03Tribune-Democrat 02.23.03Centre Daily Times 02.25.03Centre Daily Times 03.04.03Centre Daily Times 03.05.03Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.05.03Tribune-Democrat 03.06.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03Centre Daily Times 06.29.04Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 06.30.04PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Myers

Name: Myers, Regis
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: null
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, a man told the diocese in 1997 of misconduct by Myers when the man was a 15-yr-old postulate of the Third Order Regular of the Franciscan Friars in Hollidaysburg PA. He said he met Myers there, who got him to live with him as a housekeeper at Myers’ parish, St. Catherine Siena in Duncansville. Myers was said to have told the boy to sleep in his bedroom and, while naked, invited the boy to shower with him. The diocese did not contact law enforcement; instead, they tried to put the man in contact with Myers. Died 1/13/11.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Neetz

Name: Neetz, Christian
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: T.O.R. Franciscans
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per 3/15/16 PA Grand Jury Presentment, Neetz raped a child in the 1950s while assigned to Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg, as reported by the victim in 2009. The report said further that the victim was abused by other members of the T.O.R. Franciscans years later. Neetz worked also in VA, MD, DC, OH, and FL. He died 10/12/02.

Source: Neetz Obituary 11.30.01GJ Presentment 03.15.16NBC 12 03.17.16

Assignments: GJ Presentment 03.15.16Neetz Obituary 00.00.02


Name: O’Friel, Daniel F.
Year: 1961
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: O’Friel is known to have sexually abused two male students at Bishop Carroll High School while he was principal in the 1970s. With each boy, O’Friel asked details re their intimacy with their girlfriends, then would touch the victims’ genitals and expose himself. O’Friel died 12/15/81. The first victim reported the abuse to the diocese in 2004.The GJ said the second victim “struggled greatly” with the abuse and later sought counseling as a student at State College; his counselor was accused priest Rev. Robert Kelly, who pushed the boy’s head into his lap. The victim was subsequently hospitalized. The GJ called O’Friel a “child predator.”

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Attorney General’s Grand Jury Report 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: Attorney General’s Grand Jury Report 03.01.16


Name: Palko, John J.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Palko sexually assaulted a 16-yr-old girl in the 1980s. She was a Bishop Guilfoyle High School student while he was assigned to St. Mary’s in Gallitzin. Palko’s victim informed the diocese in 2002. Bishop Adamec kept Palko in ministry and began an investigation of the victim, using intimidation tactics against her. The Grand Jury found that ‘in the Allegation Review Board the Diocese holds all the rights, and the victim holds only the right to be harassed and questioned.” Palko died 5/31/05.

Source: Askew Houser Funeral Homes 05.31.05PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA Attorney General’s Grand Jury Report 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Attorney General’s Grand Jury Report 03.01.16


Petracca

Name: Petracca, Anthony J.
Year: 1985
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Worked short-term as an assistant in several parishes, and as a hospital chaplain and campus minister. There are several gaps in Petracca’s assignment history: 1988-1989 (not indexed in the Catholic Directory), 2000-2010 (Absent on Leave), 2010-2012, 2014-2015 (not indexed in the Catholic Directory). He is listed as in residence at a Salt Lake City, UT parish while on leave 2004-2005. Placed on leave 7/5/17 due to accusation of an incident of misconduct with a minor in the mid-1980s. Law enforcement notified, per the diocese.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 07.05.17WJAC 07.05.17Centre Daily Times 07.06.17Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.06.17ABC 23 07.07.17WJAC 07.08.17

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Ream

Name: Ream, Gerard J.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, in 1966 Ream “took special interest” in a female student at Bishop Carroll High School, where he taught religion. He counseled her and helped her get into college, including providing money. He visited her there and insisted she see him on visits home, during which time he engaged in sex with her. When she fell in love with a boy at school, he harassed her and she grew frightened. She reported Ream to the diocese in 2008. He died 4/18/08.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Rosensteel, William A.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA AG’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Rosensteel was accused in 2006 of 1970s “almost constant” sex abuse of boy, ages 9-15, at St. Patrick’s in Johnstown. Fr. Dennis Coleman and Rosensteel played sex comedy albums for victim and other boys. Victim refused to join him and other men in sauna at Seminary, so Rosensteel told boy’s parents he was bad and needed drugs. An older boy in special Rosensteel group raped victim who said, “this is for Fr.” In 2007 a man told diocese he and 8 other boys were abused by Rosensteel at St. Patrick’s. Boys slept in rectory and went with Fr on trips; all would sleep in underwear, one boy chosen to sleep with Fr. Boys showered with him. Abuse included deep tongue kisses and fondling. After a 4th victim emerged in 2007, Rosenteel committed suicide.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 06.25.07Altoona Mirror 06.26.07State College News 06.26.07Wanderer 07.12.07Renew America 08.02.07Renew America 09.19.07PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Skupien

Name: Skupien, James F.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Skupien was principal of Bishop Guilfoyle High in 1981 when police found him naked in his car with a youth. Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury report, the police officer was told by the DA to “let it go.” Bothered, the officer informed Msgr. Saylor, who told him they “knew about him” and “they even have a retreat that they sent these priests to.” Bishop Hogan’s “Secret Archives” note “Chief M. was thanked for his discretion.” In 2008 victim told the diocese Skupien would pay him for oral sex, including at the St. Joseph’s rectory in Williamsburg, PA. Also in 2008 a man reported that when he was a boy 1968-71, Skupien forced him into oral sex. Skupien was removed from ministry in 1984 due to “alcoholism.” Retired 1995. Died 2/11/96.

Source: Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Tribune-Democrat 02.07.03Daily Herald 03.10.03Tribune-Democrat 03.11.03Associated Press 11.06.03PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Strittmatter

Name: Strittmatter, Joseph J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, the diocese learned in 1991 that Strittmatter molested a girl, age 6 to her teens, 1961-69. He would force her head into his lap. He admitted the abuse. Bishop Adamec kept him in ministry until 1992 when he was accused of masturbating to a female parishioner during confession between 1987-92. In 2002, Strittmatter admitted to past abuse of an 8-yr-old girl, saying “I was trying to learn about sex.” Diocese did not call police. Died 8/21/14. Grand Jury wrote, “the exact number of Father Stttmatter’s victims may never be known.”

Source: USA Today 05.28.93Legal Intelligencer 03.30.94Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.30.94Tribune-Democrat 06.23.02Associated Press 11.19.03PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Name: Wolfe, Benedict
Year: 1941
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Glenmary Home Missioners
City: Altoona-Johnstown, PA

Note: Per the PA Attorney General’s 3/1/16 Grand Jury Report, Wolfe molested a 17-yr-old girl in McConnellsburg PA in 1979, where he was assigned to St. Stephen’s. The girl was visiting the area with her family; Wolfe invited the family to stay in the rectory. He gave the girl a private room, then sexually assaulted her there during daily visits. Wolfe’s victim reported him to the diocese years later. He died 4/20/97.

Source: PA AG Statement 03.01.16PA GJ FBI Timeline 03.01.16PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16Tribune-Democrat 03.01.16Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Timeline 03.06.16

Assignments: PA Office of the Attorney General 03.01.16


Diocese of Erie

Name: Amy, Michael J.
Year: 1978
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Admitted to diocese in 1993 that while a seminarian 1974-75 he molested several boys. Also admitted to involvement with male prostitutes, many of them minors, while a priest, in Erie, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. One contacted diocese in 1991 to report involvement with Amy at age 14. Amy sent to St. Luke’s Institute for treatment. Assigned to parishes and high schools. Catholic Scouting Committee chaplain. A former Erie Cathedral Prep student told the diocese in 12/02 that Amy sexually abused him in the early 1980s. Laicized at some point, living in Florida. Added to Baltimore list 9/18.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie com 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Catholic Review 09.07.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Barletta

Name: Barletta, Michael G.
Year: 1966
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: In 2002 three men told Bishop Trautman they were molested by Barletta when he was a theology teacher at Cathedral Prep in the late 1970s-early 1980s. One man said he complained to Bishop Trautman in 1994 and that Barletta left Prep within a year. Barletta was moved at the time to St. Patrick/St. Hedwig’s parish and given assignments at the diocesan Catholic Charities office and as chaplain of Holy Family Carmelite Monastery. He was not removed from active ministry until 2003. Barletta admitted to abusing 25 children and young men 1975-1994. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment in 1994. Diocese knew of his behavior as early as 1968.

Source: Erie Times-News 11.13.03Erie Times-News 11.13.03Erie Times-News 11.14.03Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org AssignmentPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Bolton, Donald
Year: 1952
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Redemptorist
City: Erie, PA

Note: Complaint in North East, PA to DA that Bolton had molested daughter for two years. The Redemptorists had promised that he would not work with children but the parents learned he was teaching at school in NY. Bolton had been transferred from St Gregory’s to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Brooklyn NY, which maintained a grammar school and a high school, and then in 1987 to do promotional work at Holy Family Retreat House in Hampton VA. Also worked in Brazil and in other US dioceses including New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Brooklyn and Albany NY, Orlando FL, and Richmond VA. Bolton died 10/27/06.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.25.87Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Bower, Robert F.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Arrested
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Arrested 1999 on charges of downloading internet child pornography. Resigned from priesthood 4/02 after a newspaper reported on his 1999 arrest. Three women said they had spoken with Bishop Michael Murphy in 1982 to complain that Bower had been receiving porn at church and did nothing. One of them was fired from her job as Bower’s secretary. These women filed suit 4/03 against the diocese, Bishop Trautman and retired Bishop Murphy, alleging slander after Trautman disparaged the women in a 2002 public letter and instructed priests to sermonize against them. The complaint was dismissed by a court; the dismissal was upheld 7/04. Named in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Erie Times-News 03.11.99Erie Times-News 02.06.01Erie Times-News 04.17.02Dallas Morning News 06.12.02GoErie 05.22.03Erie Times-News 06.29.03WNEP 08.25.04Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Fortune 08.14.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Chludzinski, Dennis C.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Diocese knew of concerns as early as 1984. Assigned 1980-84 to three high schools. Admitted in 1991 to sexual contact in 1984, along with a friend, with an 18-year-old male student at Mercyhurst High, where he was chaplain. Also admitted to sex with a 14-year-old boy over nine months 1984. Admitted 2004 to abuse 1983-85 of an Our Lady of Mercy altar boy, and abuse of another altar boy at same parish. Laicized.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Ciufoli, Bonaventure M.
Year: < 1951
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. He was a professor of art and music at Gannon College.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18


Cooper

Name: Cooper, Donald J.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese 2005 of inappropriate sexual contact 1981-1982 of a 16-year-old boy while assigned to St. Charles in New Bethlehem. Allegations included fondling the boy and masturbating in front of him, occurring on overnight trips and at the rectory. Died 12/16/11.

Source: Erie Times News via Brugger Funeral Homes 12.20.11Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Cray, Kevin E.
Year: 1949
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Salvatorian
City: Erie, PA

Note: Cray’s name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese’s list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteer. Died in 1999 in Milwaukee. Allegations were reported after his death.

Source: Diocese of Erie 05.08.18BishopAccountability 05.18.18PennLive 05.23.18


Name: Daly, G. Matthew
Year: 1955
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Monsignor. Died 10/09/82. Name included on the diocese’s list updated 7/18/18. Abuse reported after his death. On faculty and Assistant Headmaster at Cathedral Prep in the 1960s.

Source: Diocese of Erie full list 07.18.18Diocese of Erie list update 07.18.18Findagrave accessed 07.18.18


Name: Dobrowolski, David V.
Year: 1969
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. Died 12/28/85. Per the diocese, allegations were made after Dobrowolski’s death.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Name: Furjanic, Gregory P.
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Priest of the Chicago-based Croatian Franciscan Friars. Worked at Kennedy Catholic High in Hermitage, PA in 1985, and St. Anthony parish in Sharon. Accusation 2005 of sex abuse early 1970s and mid-1980s. Another report to diocese in 1990s of abuse, Furjanic sent to Erie Ecclesia Center for treatment, then to St. Luke’s in MD. The Congregation for Institutions of Consecrated Life and of Societies of Apostolic Life removed Furjanic’s “priestly authority.” In 2005, Furjanic was in St. Petersburg, FL, working or attempting to work at Lutheran Social Services.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Gawronski

Name: Gawronski, Chester J.
Year: 1976
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: In 2002, a man said Gawronski molested him in the late 1970s when he was an 11-year-old altar boy. He told his parents in 1984, who went to the diocese. Michael Murphy was bishop. Sent to treatment. Diocese knew in 1986 of alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy 1976-77. Confessed in 1987 to abusing up to 20 boys. Sent to Chicago for psych evaluation. Gowronski would show the boys how to perform “cancer checks.” Admitted to molesting as many as 41 boys’ Active priest when removed 3/02. Laicized in 2006. Living in 2018 in Arizona.

Source: Erie Times-News 04.28.02Erie Times-News 06.29.03GoErie 03.19.17Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Buffalo News 08.29.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Gloekler, Herbert G.
Year: 1949
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: A woman told a news outlet that Gloekler sexually abused her in the 1950s when she was a student at Sacred Heart School. Another woman came forward in 5/02, also claiming abuse by the priest in the 1950s. She said she and the woman who spoke up previous month, along with her sister and another girl, would help Gloekler in the rectory, and that he would fondle them and look down their dresses. One of the women alleged the priest raped her. Several other women emerged to say they had witnessed his abuse as children. A former housekeeper for Gloekler at Mt. Calvary parish, where he was assigned in the 19702-80s, said in 8/03 that she knew of sexual misconduct by Gloekler and Fr. Cooper. Name included on Erie diocese’s 4/6/18 list. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Gloekler died 1/3/85.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Josephinum Necrology accessed 04.12.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Hannon, Robert E.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18 and in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Transferred to Hawaii 6/79. Honolulu diocese knew in at least 1986 that Hannon admitted in treatment at Paracletes in NM to abuse of at least twenty youths, ages 12-19. One accuser was female; she said Hannon fondled her at ages 6-8, in the 1970s, in HI. Erie diocese revealed in 2003 it knew of eight Hannon victims. Died in Hawaii 1/16/06, age 79.

Source: Star Bulletin Obituary 01.18.06Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Healy, Patrick J.
Year: 1986
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: First named publicly as credibly accused by diocese in 10/18. Abuse reported after his death.

Source: Erie News Now 10.29.18


Hopkins

Name: Hopkins, James P. or F.
Year: 1900
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Ordained in Buffalo NY. First assignment was in Sharon, PA, then Corry. Pastor 1906 in East Brady. Subbed in summers in Titusville. Permanent Rector at St. Titus in Titusville 1928 until his death. Elevated to Monsignor in 1949. Died 7/14/57. Per his bio, “Boy and Girls Scout Troops have received his especial [sic] care.” Name included on Erie diocese’s updated list 7/18/18 and in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. A woman alleged to Bishop Trautman in 1993 that Hopkins abused her in the St. Titus rectory when she was age 13 in 1945. She said he would “plant a sloppy kiss” on girls’ mouths and grab and fondle them.

Source: Diocese of Erie full list 07.18.08Diocese of Erie list update 07.18.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: href=”http://www.bishop-accountability.org/assign/Hopkins_Msgr_James_F_sbu_archives_bio.pdf”>St Bonaventure Univ Archives bio accessed 07.18.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Hudock

Name: Hudock, Barry M.
Year: 1996
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Hudock’s name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese’s list. Laicized at some point. Married. Per an online bio, he worked for nonprofits in WV, then settled in Albany, MN with his wife and seven children. Published author, blogger. Working in July 2018 for Liturgical Press at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It shows report in 2008 to diocese that in 1996-97 Hudock sexually abused a 17-year-old girl who was a student at Mercyhurst Prep. He was let go in 2008 from his job at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, NY after they were notified of the allegations. He had been living in Syracuse with his wife and children.

Source: BishopAccountability 05.18.18Diocese of Erie 05.18.18PennLive 05.23.18Amazon website bio accessed 07.14.18Hudock blog bio accessed 07.16.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Jerge, Joseph W.
Year: 1951
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Report to diocese early 1989 of allegations of sex abuse of young boys. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD 4/89 for treatment. Returned to restricted ministry 11/89. Concerns to diocese in 4/01 by a Fr. Fischer about Jerge’s contact with young boys. Moved to another parish 6/91. Removed 9/92 after another complaint, about his grooming behavior with a boy. Died 4/17/06.

Source: Erie Times-News Obituary 04.19.06DIocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Jeselnick, Stephen E.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on the Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Jeselnick was accused in 2017 of sexually abusing of 3 boys, who were brothers, in the late 1970s in Meadeville, PA. Transferred to Denver archdiocese beginning 12/82. Became Air Force chaplain 1985. In 1991 a man told the diocese that Jeselnick sexually abused him when he was a vulnerable 20-year-old whose father was dying. Jeselnick was reported in 2018 to be living in Colorado Springs and forbidden to function as a priest. Added 9/18 to Baltimore list.

Source: Meadville Tribune 02.12.08Sharon Herald 02.15.08Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie com 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Catholic Review 09.07.18Denver Post 09.07.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Jungquist, Edward W.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Worked in Erie, Grove City, Oil City and Titusville parishes, then in Pensacola FL in 1989. On Leave of Absence 1991-1992, then no longer indexed in the Official Catholic Directory. Appears to have moved to Tucson, AZ. Deceased. Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors.

Source: Tucson Citizen 08.14.98Tucson Citizen 10.13.01Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment Record


Kelley

Name: Kelley, Thomas C.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18 and 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Parish priest, “Special Ministry” at St. Mark’s Seminary, and 9/85-6/89 Dean of North American College in Rome, Italy. On Diocesan Review Board 3/92-6/94. Accusations of “inappropriate sexual contact” with at least five males; victims were high school or seminary students, ages 18-25. Sent to Southdown in Canada for treatment 9/95, and 4/96-9/96. Returned to ministry as parish pastor in Stockton, TX, Diocese of San Angelo. Died 2/21/05.

Source: Erie TImes-News Obituary 02.24.05Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Findagrave accessed 04.12.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kerins, Sean P.
Year: 2017
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Suspended from public ministry and contact with minors after accused of inappropriately texting a student at Kennedy Catholic High School, where he was chaplain. Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18.

Source: Diocese of Erie 12.22.17Your Erie 02.13.18GoErie 04.06.18WFMJ 04.06.18Naples Daily News 08.16.18


Name: Ketcham, Gary L.
Year: 1977
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused sometime before 3/89 of sex abuse of two boys in Mobile, AL, where he was visiting friends. Sent to treatment at Guest House in MN, St. Luke’s in MD, then on “Health Leave” at St. Patrick’s/St. Hedwig Cluster in Erie 6/90-7/90.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie com 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Kondzielski, Thaddeus T.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Cathedral Prep for 19 years. Report from man saying when he was a Prep sophomore 30 years prior, Kondzielski had him lift weights with him, both of them naked. Kondzielski didn’t admit nor deny the behavior. He admitted he had students sleep overnight with him in his bed. Retired 4/29/13. Not allowed to function as a priest.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org AssignmentPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Krebs, Gerard/Gerald
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. At least three known alleged victims. Went on “Health Leave 3/90-5/90 to Guest House in MN. In 3/02 a former student of Venango Christian High, where Krebs worked 1964-1970, told diocese Krebs molested him when he was a senior in 1968. Another report of abuse of a boy in the late 1960s. In 10/06 a man alleged Krebs sexually abused him in the 1960s where he was a student 1964-68. He said he knew of a 1969 graduate who also alleged abuse by Krebs, and that he also abused other classmates.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18FIndagrave Obit accessed 04.12.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Kucan

Name: Kucan/Kucon, Jerome
Year: 1951
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Franciscan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Croatian Franciscan. Died 12/31/10. Name included on Erie diocese’s list 4/6/18. Included on Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/18 list. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Report to diocese from a 39-year-old man that Kucan sexually abused him from the age of 8 at St. Anthony’s Croatian Church in Sharon. Kucan allegedly performed oral sex on the boy, and that another religious brother was sometimes present and would do the same thing. Another report to diocese from a woman in 2007 of abuse of her husband when he was an altar boy in the mid-1950s at St. Anthony’s..

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18St Jerome Croation org Obit accessed 04.12.18Pennlive 08.01.18York Daily Record 08.01.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lazar, Fidelis G.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: OSB–Benedictine
City: Erie, PA

Note: Lazar’s name was added 5/18/18 to the diocese’s list of credibly accused priests, lay employees and volunteers. Noted to be no longer in ministry. Died 3/18/18 in CT. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It revealed that Pittsburgh diocese received report in 1986 from a male teen that Lazar sexually abused him in 6/86. Sent to Diocesan treatment facility; admitted to sexual activity with children. Went on leave of absence. Withdrew from active ministry 9/89. Another allegation 9/94 of repeated abuse in early 1980s of a male teen. In 3/02 a man alleged abuse int eh 1960s by Lazar at St. Vincent’s Prep School in Latrobe.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03.15.18BishopAccountability 05.18.18Diocese of Erie 05.18.18PennLive 05.23.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lechner, Thomas M.
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused by the diocese in 10/18. Laicized.

Source: Erie News Now 10.29.18


Name: Lorei, Louis H.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Monsignor. Died 1986. Pastor of Our Lady of Peace in Erie 1981-1985. Name added to the diocese’s updated list 7/18/18. Report to diocese in 12/09 that Lorei sexually abused an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy and student at Our Lady of Peace in the early 1980s. Another allegation in 3/07 of past abuse of a boy.

Source: Diocese of Erie full list 07.18.08Diocese of Erie list update 07.18.18Findagrave accessed 07.18.18; PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Luzzi, Salvatore P.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18. Faculty member, Venango Christian High 1962-68. Pastor 1979-1995 of St. Joseph’s in Warren, PA. Sick Leave 7/94-2/95; sent to St. Luke’s in MD. Faculties removed 9/15/95. Named in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Eight known male victims, from early teens to early twenties. One, a former student, died by suicide.

Source: Diocese of Erie 12.06.17GoErie 04.06.18Post-Journal 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18St Joseph in Warren PA website accessed 04.11.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lynch, Richard D.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Bradford Central Christian High faculty 1963-72, headmaster 1972-83. Pastor Holy Rosary in Erie 2/83-8/99. Died 2000. Allegation to diocese from man alleging sexual and physical abuse by Lynch in 1978-79 when he was a Bradford Central student.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Martin

Name: Martin, Daniel J
Year: 1943
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Accused 3/22/18 by a former priest of the Erie diocese of molesting him beginning when he was age 16 in 1985-89. The former priest said he was a devout boy whose home life was troubled. In 1984 Martin had been named by Pope John Paul II a Prelate of Honor with the title Monsignor. Abuse is alleged at St George’s in Erie, where Martin was pastor, and after Martin’s 1986 retirement, at Mount Calvary church and Mercyhurst College in Erie, where Martin was in residence. Martin died 5/23/06.

Source: GoErie 03.23.18Courier-Express 03.25.18Bradford Era 03.30.18Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18WIVB 04.18.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: Faith Life 06.11.06PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: McGee, Jr., H. Desmond
Year: 1971
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Headmaster of Bradford Central Christian High School in 1997 when suspended after a 24-year-old man filed suit alleging that McGee sexually abused him on at least three occasions 9/88-10/89 when he was a 14- to 17–year-old Bradford Central student. Name not included on the diocese’s 4/6/18 list. PA authorities opened investigation in 8/18, after release of PA Grand Jury Report, which did not include McGee. Name added to Erie list 10/18.

Source: Erie Times-News 01.28.97Erie Times-News 06.21.97Erie Times-News 06.27.97Diocese of Erie 04.06.18WESB 08.21.18NBC News 08.27.18WXXV 08.27.18CBS News 08.28.18Erie News Now 10.29.18


Name: Meisinger, Joseph F.
Year: < 1940
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Monsignor. Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. Died 3/6/79.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18


Name: Muroski, Leon T.
Year: 1960
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18. Not allowed to function as a priest. Accused of sexual misconduct in the early 1990s while a Spiritual Director at St. Mark’s Seminary. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD for treatment 5/94. Admitted to inappropriate contact with seminarians ages 18-23. Per the GJ report, “While some of these seminarians were not legally juveniles at the time of their abuse, at least three of them were under Muroski’ s tutelage.”

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Murphy, Edmundus
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Divine Word Missionaries
City: Erie, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury Report 8/14/18. Allegation to diocese in 12/07 from Murphy’s order that in 1964 Murphy sexually abused a male student at Sacred Heart High School in Girard. Murphy was the school’s wrestling coach. His accuser said Murphy had him wrestle naked like the ancient Greeks and Romans, then sodomized him.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Murray, John L.
Year: 1947
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: First reports in 1967 to diocese of sexual abuse of a young boy in 1966. Pleaded no contest in 1985 to charges of fondling a 12-year-old altar boy the same year, at St. Matthew-in-Woods. Retired 1987, moved to family home in Philadelphia. Another allegation 2016, of a 12-year-old boy in 1973 at Our Lady of the Americas in Conneaut Lake. Murray reportedly deceased by 4/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

Source: Erie Times-News 04.23.02Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Nealen, Giles L.
Year: 1951
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Benedictine
City: Erie, PA

Note: Monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe. Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18. Retired 1992. Died 12/29/96. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, which noted Nealen’s “long history of sexually abusing numerous young boys.” Order and Diocese of Greensburg in 1972 knew Nealen was “involved in an inappropriate incident” . Moved in 1972 to St. James in Waynesburg OH, Diocese of Youngstown. In Brazil 1964-67, Letter to diocese 1/93 from man alleging abuse at age 13 by Nealen 23 years prior at Queen of the World parish in St. Mary’s PA. The man said Nealen also abused his two friends. In 2/02 a woman told the diocese she knew of at least three men molested as boys by Giles, one of whom had just been arrested for molesting young boys. Another woman alleged in 2004 that her 11-year-old son was molested 30 years prior by Nealen at Queen of the World.

Source: St Vincent Archabbey 12.29.96Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: St Vincent Archabbey 12.29.96PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Olowin

Name: Olowin, Jan C.
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Named as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Phone call to diocese in 5/93 from a man alleging sexual abuse by Olowin when he was young; possibly one or two other victims. Details vague. Retired to Sun City AZ in 10/16. Ministry restricted in 11/16 due to past allegation.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Pawlaczyk, Andrew W.
Year: 1962
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Pawlaczyk’s name was added to the diocese’s list 5/18/18. Died 3/8/82. Abuse noted to have been reported after his death. Included in 814/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Taught at Erie Prep 1962-71, then Army and hospital chaplain. In 4/11 a man told the diocese that Pawlaczyk sexually abused him when he was a student at Erie Prep and Pawlaczyk was a teacher, and during a visit to Pawlaczyk in DC, when he was a Walter Reed Hospital chaplain.

Source: BishopAccountability 05.18.18Diocese of Erie 05.18.18PennLive 05.23.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Piatkowski, John A.
Year: < 1935
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Assigned to St. Stanislaus Koska in Erie/Tyler PA 1935-48, and Assumption in Sykesville 1948-70. Died 11/16/70. Multiple allegations. Letter to diocese in 3/55 that Piatkowski repeatedly sexually abused a 12-year-old altar boy. Another letter in 10/59 from a parishioner requesting a new priest to replace Piatkowski because Piatkowski was molesting little boys, who were afraid to talk. In 12/09 Bishop Trautman met with a man who said Piatkowski repeatedly molested him in the 1940s, when the man was age 7 or 8 at a parish in Tyler.

Note: Erie, PA

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Poulson

Name: Poulson, David
Year: 1979
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Cambridge Springs. Bradford Central Christian High teacher. Removed from ministry 2/18 after allegations he sexually abused minors. Arrested 5/8/18, charged with the abuse of two boys, one ages 8-18. Abuse allegedly 2002-10 in rectories and a remote cabin. One said Paulson made him confess to to him after the abuse. Per grand jury report 5/8/18, in 2010 Poulson admitted to Bishop Trautman that he was sexually aroused by a boy, had sent texts re sex to boys and spent time alone with them. Trautman “admonished” Poulson, told him to “cease and desist”, and kept him in ministry. Trautman denied cover-up in 5/14/18 statement. Another man said Poulson, his HS English teacher, abused him 1979-82. Pled guilty 10/17/18.

Source: Erie News Now 02.13.18Your Erie 02.13.18Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18Associated Press 05.08.18Attorney General of Pennsylvania 05.08.18Buffalo News 05.08.18Erie News 05.08.18GoErie 05.08.18Grand Jury Presentment 05.08.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.08.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette video 05.08.18The Meadville Tribune 05.08.18The Morning Call 05.08.18Trib Live 05.08.18WJAC 05.08.18WKBN 05.08.18Your Erie 05.08.18Bradford Era 05.09.18Meadville Tribune 05.09.18PennLive 05.09.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05.09.18Sharon Herald 05.09.18Your Erie 05.09.18Your Erie 05.09.18Your Erie 05.09.18Erie News Now 05.10.18Go Erie 05.10.18Meadville Tribune 05.11.18Go Erie 05.12.18Go Erie 05.13.18Go Erie 05.13.18Erie News Now 05.14.18Erie News Now 05.14.18Go Erie 05.14.18Citizen’s Voice 05.24.18Trib Live 05.31.18Your Erie 05.31.18Morning Call 06.29.18Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.15.18CBS News 08.09.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18New York Daily News 08.15.18New York Post 08.15.18Trib Live 08.20.18Erie News Now 09.29.18GoErie 10.16.18AP via WITF 10.17.18Associated Press 10.17.18NBC News 10.17.18Penn Live 10.17.18Legal Examiner 10.30.18Catholic News Service 11.01.18

Assignments: Grand Jury Presentment 05.08.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Presley, William F.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Reports to diocese In 11/87 of sex abuse in 1986 of a teen girl and abuse of a teen boy dating to before 1971. Diocesan officials agreed Presley was “extremely violent.” Sent for psych eval. Retired 2000. Three people came forward in 4/02 alleging sex abuse by Presley, 1963-1974, one at age 13, another a college student at the U. of Notre Dame. Presley admitted the abuse to Bishop Trautman. It included “choking, slapping, punching, rape, sodomy, fellatio, anal intercourse.” Diocese said there were numerous other victims or potential victims. Laicized in 2006. Included on Harrisburg diocese’s 8/1/18 list. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Added to Baltimore list 8/18.

Source: Erie Times-News 06.29.03GoErie 03.19.17Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18Pennlive 08.01.18York Daily Record 08.01.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Catholic Review 09.07.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Reszkowski

Name: Reszkowski, Joseph V.
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Monsignor. First named publicly as credibly accused by diocese in 10/18. Died 9/4/03. Abuse reported after his death.

Source: Erie News Now 10.29.18


Rice

Name: Rice, William A.
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name added 7/18/18 to the diocese’s list. Accused of sexual harassment of children and adults. Retired and living in Fryburg, PA.

Source: Diocese of Erie full list 07.18.18Diocese of Erie list update 07.18.18The Bradford Era 07.20.18


Schanz

Name: Schanz, John P.
Year: 1950
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: On diocese’s list 4/6/18. Bulk of career until retirement at Gannon University and assistant at Holy Cross in Fairview. On Tribunal and Examiner of Junior Clergy. Retired 1996. At least 7 alleged victims. In 4/02 a man told diocese of sex assault by Shcanz when he was a 7th or 8th grade altar boy at St. Andrew and The Villa. Allegation 5/02 of early 1970s abuse of a 12- or 13-year-old boy. Report to diocese in 1/07 of abuse of a boy at Camp Notre Dame in 1974. Report was from former camp life guard who said he witnessed an incident and told administrators, who said they would take care of it and to keep it quiet. In 4/02 report of 1974 abuse of a Holy Cross altar boy. Another allegation of abuse 1978 or 1979 of boy age 16 or 17, and another of abuse of a 15-year-old boy 1980-83. In 2/05, allegation of abuse of a 6th grade St. Andrew’s altar boy. Shanz died 4/16/10.

Source: Erie Times-News Obituary 04.17.10Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Schmitt

Name: Schmitt, Charles R.
Year: 1959
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Retired 2006 as pastor in Port Allegany, then temporary administrator briefly in Emporium, Tidioute and Emlenton. Removed from public ministry during investigation in 9/18 due of an allegation that he abused a minor in the 1960s.

Source: Erie News Now 09.08.18WJAC 09.10.18


Name: Sheets, Charles A., Jr.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Name included on Erie diocese’s list released 4/6/18 of priests, lay employees and volunteers accused of sexually abusing minors. Died in Sumterville FL 10/25/09.

Source: Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Findagrave accessed 04.13.18


Skeabeck

Name: Skeabeck, Mary Carmel
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Sisters of Saint Joseph
City: Erie, PA

Note: Sister of St. Joseph since 1942. Died in 2015. A.K.A. Charlotte Skeabeck. First named publicly as accused by diocese in 10/18. Order said it received a report in 5/18 that Skeabeck sexually abused a student numerous times in the late 1950s when she was a teacher at Villa Maria Academy.

Source: Erie News Now 10.29.18GoERie 10.30.18

Assignments: Erie News Now 10.29.18


Slocum

Name: Slocum, Samuel B.
Year: 1980
Outcome: Convicted
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Taught at diocesan high schools, parish priest. Arrested 4/11 for ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a 15-year-old boy. Would give the boy gifts and take pictures of him and other boys. The boy’s parents forbade him to contact their son, but he did not stop, lying to the mother and encouraging the boy to be secretive. Admitted to police to inappropriate relationships with boys. Slocum testified that the diocese knew in 1980 of ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a 14-year-old girl. Also involved with a 17-year-old girl. Said relationship with 16-year-old boy same year. Treatment 1991 at diocese’s Ecclesiastic Center. Diocese knew in 1995 of involvement with a high school senior boy. Sent to St. Michael’s in MO for treatment. Returned to ministry.

Source: Erie Times-News 04.05.11Stamford Advocate (AP) 04.05.11Statement by SNAP 04.06.11Erie Times-News 04.08.11WIVB 04.11.11Erie Times-News 04.18.11Erie Times-News 05.18.11Lebanon Daily News (AP) 01.17.12San Antonio Express News 01.17.12Buffalo News 01.19.12San Antonio Express News 01.19.12The Republic 01.20.12Buffalo News 02.27.12WIVB 02.27.12The Sentinel 02.28.12Centre Daily Times 05.04.12New Jersey Herald 10.18.12Beaumont Enterprise 02.24.14GoErie 03.17.17GoErie 03.19.17Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18Bradford Era 04.07.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: BA.org Assignment RecordPA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Smith

Name: Smith, Thomas E.
Year: 1967
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Bishop Murphy knew of allegation of abuse in 1984 of 17-year-old boy. Health Leave 2/84-10/84. Residential treatment 3/85 – 8/85. Treated 12/86-4/87 at Ecclesia Center in Girard, then St. Luke’s in MD until 11/30/87. Facility said he had “driven, compulsive, and long standing obsession with sexually assaulting children” and the sexual assaults continued after his first treatment in 1984. Admitted in treatment to abuse, including rape, of at least 15 boys, as young as age 7. Returned to parish ministry. Active in a ministry program for Catholic children. Report to diocese in 9/93 of abuse of a 9-year-old boy. Suspended 2002 after report of abuse 1968-70 of a boy, ages 10-12. Settlement (less than $100,000) reached in early 2002. Criminal charges filed 3/08; dropped due to statute of limitations. Laicized 2006.

Source: Erie Times-News 06.29.03Erie Times-News 06.29.03Erie Times-News 06.29.03GoErie 06.30.03Erie Times-News 07.06.03Erie Times-News 03.18.08Erie Times-News 03.18.08Philadelphia Inquirer (AP) 03.18.08Erie Times-News 03.19.08Meadville Tribune 03.19.08GoErie 03.19.17Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Snyderwine, Thomas
Year: 1968
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Monsignor. First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. DuBois Central Catholic and Erie Prep faculty member. Parish priest, pastor. On Presbyteral Council. In 1996 a fifth-grade girl at St. Boniface school told the principal, Sr. Steff, that five years prior her godfather, Msgr. Snyderwine, took a shower with her and touched her in ways that made her feel uncomfortable. Sr. Steff spoke with the girls’ parents who said they knew of the incident and told their daughter to stay away from him. Snyderwine retired in 8/12. Remained active in 2018.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Taylor, Daniel J.
Year: 1975
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Assigned to Tucson Diocese in 1981 and again in 1984 as priest of Erie diocese. He became a priest of the Diocese of Tucson in 1992. Placed on leave by Tucson in 1999 after it learned of allegations against him during time in Erie. Taylor said that he had taken some people with him on a vacation and they claimed that he touched them during the night. One adult and two teenagers were on the trip.

Source: Arizona Daily Star 06.22.02Erie Times News 06.29.03Tucson Citizen 02.27.04Arizona Daily Star 07.30.07Diocese of Erie 04.06.18GoErie 04.06.18

Assignments: Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests n.d.Diocese of Tucson List of Accused Priests 8.5.11


Name: Tome, John “Jack”
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused of repeatedly sexually abusing 6 siblings, 4 girls and 2 boys, ages 8-13, in the 1970s. He was in seminary and called himself a Deacon. The family were dependent on their mother’s work for Msgr. Karg at St. Brigid’s. The parents often had Tome, Karg and Fr. Stephen Jeselnick over for drinks. (Jeselnick was later accused of abuse of the family’s 3 boys.) The alleged victims told the Grand Jury they were sure Karg knew of the abuse. Tome is noted in the GJ report to have failed out of seminary.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Vallimont, Patrick B.
Year: 1974
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Erie, PA

Note: Vallimont’s name was added to the diocese’s list 5/18/18. Hospitalized for severe depression in 9/76. Wrote to the Vatican 7/77, requesting laicization and disclosing a brief sexual relationship he had had with a 13-year-old girl, who was a parishioner. Laicized, last known to be living in Union City, PA.

Source: BishopAccountability 05.18.18Diocese of Erie 05.18.18PennLiv 05.23.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Diocese of Greensburg

Bonafed

Name: Bonafed, Joseph E.
Year: 1992
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: Pastor of Holy Family in West Newton and St Edward’s in Herminie in 8/18 when removed due to a credible allegation that he sexually abused a minor 28 years previously. Per news in 2010 Bonafed was struck in the head with a blunt object by a burglar in the rectory.

Source: Pittsburgh Live via Church and Synagogue Security News 03.11.10Herald Standard 06.08.17KDKA 08.29.18The Tribune-Review 08.30.18The Herald-Standard 08.31.18

Assignments: Herald Standard 06.08.17


Clark

Name: Clark, James W.
Year: 1984
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: Suspended 6/29/18 after the diocese received an allegation of abuse against Clark. The abuse was said to have occurred 50 years previously at St. James School in Apollo, where Clark was working as a janitor prior to entering seminary. Diocese deemed allegation “credible and substantiated” in 10/18 and announced that Clark would not return to active ministry.

Source: Diocese of Greensburg 06.30.18Tribune Review 06.30.18Herald-Standard 07.01.18Penn LIve 08.09.18KDKA 10.20.18


Name: Dellamalva, Dennis
Year: 1975
Outcome: Settled
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: Allegations 1983 of abuse of two teen brothers 1981-82, in their home and on trips with the family. Admitted the abuse. Also accused of abusing their friend. Sent to Spencer Abbey in MA for treatment. Families refused to pursue criminal charges in 1983. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. It notes “numerous allegations.” Accused of abuse of a 9th to 12th grade Mother of Sorrows in Murrysville altar boy during annual mountain retreats. A fifth man alleged abuse at ages 13-15 in the Mother of Sorrows rectory. Per GJ report, Dellamava last functioned as a priest in the diocese in 1984 and resigned from priesthood in 1986. Died 1994.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.25.87; Associated Press 03.02.04PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Flohr, Gregory
Year: 1963
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused in 11/04 of the 1967-69 sex abuse of an Immaculate Conception in Irwin altar boy and parish school student, beginning when the boy was age 10 or 11. The abuse allegedly included tying the boy up in a confessional, then the priest sticking his penis in the boy’s mouth to silence his screams. He also allegedly sodomized the boy with a crucifix. Flohr died in 2004.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Greensburg Priest
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. In 11/62 Bishop Connare wrote a memo about allegations against this priest and a seminarian, referred to as a “boy.” Connare wrote that he would not confront the accused priest and that he wanted the situation contained. The seminarian was dismissed. Greensburg priest #1 wasn’t told of the accusation until 2002. He said he knew nothing about it, or who the seminarian was.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Gruber

Name: Gruber, Mark F. X.
Year: 1982
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: OSB Benedictine
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: Professor at St. Vincent College, Latrobe; removed 8/09 after pornography was found on his work computer. Disagreement as to whether it was child porn or homosexual male porn. A student confessed that he did the downloading. Gruber sued college 9/10 for defamation; dropped suit 11/10. In 8/12 Vatican permanently banned him from ministry and ordered him to live in monastery. Abuse of confession/ defamation of superior at issue. Laicization announced 7/13 when he failed to move to monastery. Was to appeal to Vatican.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 11.27.09Catholic News Agency 12.09.09Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02.22.10Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 07.16.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09.04.10Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 09.04.10Edge Boston 09.08.10Excerpts from Lawsuit in Renew America 09.11.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.01.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10.04.10Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 10.20.10Pittsburgh Tribune Review 11.03.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11.04.10Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 08.15.12Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07.30.13Tribune Review 07.30.13Tribune Review 07.31.13


Name: Guth, Charles B.
Year: 1924
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in the 08/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Retired 1973. Died 1986. Report to diocese 7/05 from a man saying Guth sexually abused him at around age 7 in West Newton. Guth was assigned to Holy Family in West Newton 8/44-11/62. The man said that his Sunday School teacher told him that if a person missed mass, they would die. He said he was so worried about his mom, who didn’t attend mass, that he sought out Fr. Guth. He said that he “cried and pleaded for his mother’s soul,” and that the priest pulled his [the boy’s] pants down, fondled him and stuck his finger up his anus. He said that afterward Guth told him that if he told, both he and his mother and his whole family would burn in hell.

Source: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lesniak, Francis M.
Year: 1943
Outcome: Sued
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: Retired 1987. Died 1991. Per 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report, report to diocese in 3/04 of sex abuse by Lesniak of a boy, age 13, in about 1977. The alleged victim said Lesniak invited him to a sleepover for altar boys, found he was the only boy there, and Lesniak fondled him. Allegation 9/04 of sex assault of a boy in 1962 during an overnight at the rectory. Allegation 5/05 of fondling of a boy on an overnight rectory stay. Report in 2007 of abuse of a boy over 4 years, beginning 1983 when the boy was age 7 or 8. Accuser said Lesiak took him for a walk to his car during a picnic, then forced him to perform oral sex. He said he became an altar boy, and the abuse continued including anal rape. He said Lesniak gave him wine and that by the age of 12, he was an alcoholic.

Source: Tribune-Review 03.08.05Tribune-Review 03.16.05Tribune-Review 05.11.05Times-Leader (AP) 08.17.05Tribune-Review 08.17.05PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Lukac, Raymond
Year: 1954
Outcome: Accused
Hierarchy: Diocesan
City: Greensburg, PA

Note: First named publicly as accused in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Accused of abuse of multiple teenage girls while assigned to Greensburg diocese in the 1950s. Impregnated a 17-year-old girl in 1956. Married her in 1/57. In 7/17 sent to Servants of the Paraclete in NM for treatment. Divorced in 12/57. In NM until 1961. Accepted into Gary IN diocese on “trial basis.” Taught at a high school in Hammond IN 1961-63, where there were more concerns re his behavior with girls. Removed. In a Chicago rectory 1963-64. In 2006 accused of abuse of 11-year-old girl while there. Accepted into Wheeling, WV diocese 1/64, transferred to VA 8/64. Gary bishop in 8/18 stated the diocese received an allegation in 2012 against Lukac, and that the diocesan review board determined there wasn’t enough evidence to deem it credible. Not on Gary list released 8/27/18.

Source: Diocese of Greensburg 08.14.18PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18Diocese of Gary Statement 08.15.18Chicago Tribune 08.24.18Post-Tribune 08.29.18

Assignments: PA Grand Jury Report Profile 08.14.18


Name: Marcinek, Henry J.
Year: 1956
Outcome: Accused