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Fr. John J. Rebovich – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. John Rebovich, o.s.j.

Diocese of HarrisburgFr. John Rebovich Horowitz Law

Assigned in the Diocese of Harrisburg as follows:

  • 1973-1974                    St. Joseph (York, PA)
  • 1973-1974                    Trinity High School (Shiremanstown, PA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. John J. Rebovich:

Father John Rebovich, originally ordained as a member of the Oblates of St. Joseph religious order, has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple persons in the Dioceses of Harrisburg as well as in the Byzantine Diocese of Parma (Ohio).  He also worked in the Byzantine Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Scranton before his permanent removal from ministry in 1990 following allegations that he sexually abused multiple children.  He was never laicized.

In 2002, the Byzantine Catholic Diocese of Parma was sued by several men who said that they were abused by Rebovich in the late 1970s.

Rebovich’s name appears on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s list of accused priests, published in August 2018.  According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, it received one allegation of abuse against Rebovich sometime after the initial allegation was made in 1990.  No additional information was provided by the Diocese as to the nature of the misconduct or Rebovich’s assignment at the time of the abuse.

According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Rebovich is now deceased.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania.  The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

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Fr. John Herber – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. John Herber, C.PP.S.

Diocese of Harrisburg

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Herber:

Father John Herber, a member of the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood religious order, was first publicly identified in the August 2018 grand jury report.  His name was also included on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s 2018 list of accused priests, which states that the Diocese of Harrisburg has received multiple allegations that Herber abused children while assigned in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

According to the grand jury report, the Diocese of Harrisburg received multiple allegations of abuse beginning in 1997.  The first, brought to its attention by another Harrisburg priest, was made by a male parishioner.  Herber had recently celebrated a mass that the man attended at a Lancaster parish.  The man was aware of an allegation made against Herber in 1990 and wanted to know why Herber was still celebrating mass.

Several months later, a woman contacted the Diocese of Harrisburg to report that she was molested by Herber at the age of 7, from 1981 to 1982.  She told her father about it in 1990, and he immediately told the Most Precious Blood provincial, Herber’s immediate supervisor.

All that could be located in the Diocese’s file was an attestation by the religious order in 1995 that Herber had no known pattern of sexual abuse.  Later, the Order confirmed that it received an allegation of abuse of a young female in 1990, and that Herber underwent inpatient psychological treatment as a result of it. The Order also stated that Herber had aftercare (outpatient treatment) from 1991 to 1993.  In 1993, he began attending Alcoholics Anonymous and Sexaholics Anonymous meetings regularly.

Herber remained in ministry until early 1998, when the Order recalled him and assigned him to a monitored living facility.

The woman’s sister later contacted the Order directly and reported that she too was sexually abused during the same time period.

In 2012, a third woman contacted the Diocese of Harrisburg to report that she was abused as a child from 1982 to 1983, beginning when she was about 4 years old.  Her sister later reported her own abuse by Herber as well.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Harrisburg.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Harrisburg now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com today.

 

Fr. Joseph Driscoll – Diocese of Harrisburg

Fr. Joseph Driscoll, C.Ss.R.

Diocese of HarrisburgFr. Joseph Driscoll Horowitz Law

Known Assignments in Diocese of Harrisburg:

  • Lancaster Catholic High School
  • St. James (Lititz, Pennsylvania)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Fr. Joseph Driscoll:

Father Joseph Driscoll, a Redemptorist priest, was first publicly identified as an accused priest on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of accused priests.  The Diocese of Harrisburg did not provide any information about the nature of the misconduct alleged, nor Driscoll’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse.  All it told the public is that Driscoll was first accused of abuse after his death.

The Diocese of Harrisburg did not provide any information about when Driscoll died.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania.  The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your legal options today.

 

Fr. Richard Barry – Diocese of Harrisburg

Father Richard Barry

Diocese of Harrisburg/Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Barry, o.m.i.:

Father Richard Barry, an Oblate priest, was first identified on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of priests accused of “indecent behavior.”  The Diocese of Harrisburg did not define what it means by “indecent behavior,” nor did it provide any information about the gender/age of the victim(s), or Barry’s assignment at the time of the alleged misconduct.  All it has said is that there are “multiple” allegations that he sexually abused children and that Barry was still alive when it learned of the allegations.

According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Barry’s current location (or even whether he is still alive) is unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania.  The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your legal options today.

 

Fr. Luis Jesus Barajas – Diocese of Harrisburg

Father Luis Jesus Barajas Arias

Diocese of Harrisburg/Order of the Most Blessed Trinity

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Luis Barajas:

Father Luis Jesus Barajas Arias’ name first appeared on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of priests accused of “indecent behavior.”  No information was offered as to the nature of the misconduct alleged against Barajas, nor even the number of allegations made against him.

Barajas was a member of the Trinitarian Order at the time he was assigned in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Barajas is still alive.  His current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania.  The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your legal options today.

Robert Viszneki (Parish Volunteer) – Diocese of Erie

Robert Viszneki

Parish Volunteer

Robert Viszneki Horowitz LawSummary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Robert Viszneki:

In June 2018, Robert Viszneki was charged with forcing a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual intercourse.  According to law enforcement, the sexual contact with a minor female occurred between May 2017 and May 2018 in Millcreek, Pennsylvania.  All told, he was charged with seven crimes, including aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.

Viszneki’s connection to the victim is not clear from media reports, but he does appear on the Diocese of Erie’s list of accused individuals whose behavior prohibits them from working with minors.  Whether Visznecki met the girl through his work with the Diocese of Erie, or through some other means, has not been made public by law enforcement. One of the seven charges now pending against Viszneki was child endangerment by a parent, guardian, or other person supervising the welfare of the child.  Under Pennsylvania law, that is anyone  other than a parent or guardian that provides care, education, training or control of a child.

The Diocese of Erie has offered no public statement on the matter.

In 2019, Visznecki, who is now 68 years old, pled guilty to third-degree felony counts of indecent assault, corruption of a minor and endangering the welfare of a child as part of a plea bargain.  He received a sentence of four- to eight-years in prison.  He is also required to register as a sex offender for life.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Erie.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Erie now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com today.

Gregory Mancini (Coach) – Diocese of Erie

Gregory Mancini

Cathedral Prep School Coach

Gregory Mancini Horowitz Law

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Gregory Mancini:

Gregory Mancini, who worked at Cathedral Prep School as a basketball coach, was arrested in October 2018 by Georgia authorities after they say he travelled there to meet a 13 year old boy for sex.  According to media reports, Mancini met the boy playing the online video game Fortnite.

The boy told his mother that he planned to travel to Atlanta to meet Mancini, which resulted in the boy’s mother alerting law enforcement.
Mancini, 29, of Erie, is charged with attempt to commit child molestation and obscene internet contact with a minor.  He is free on bond while he awaits trial.
Mancini was also a teacher at Barber National Institute, which serves students with developmental disabilities.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Erie.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Erie now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Contact us at (954) 641-2100 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com today.  

 

Fr. Marjan Bober – Diocese of Camden

Father Marjan Bober
Diocese of Camden

Marjan Bober Horowitz Law

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Ordained: 1963
Retired: 2004
Death: 2017

Assigned as follows:

  • 1963-64: Saint Agnes, Blackwood, NJ
  • 1964-66, 1968-70: Saint Joseph, Camden, NJ
  • 1966-68: Saint John, Collingswood, NJ
  • 1970-1974: Saint Cecilia, Pennsauken, NJ
  • 1974-77: Assumption, Atco, NJ
  • 1978-82: Saints Peter and Paul, Turnersville, NJ
  • 1982-84: Saint Gregory, Magnolia, NJ

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Marjan Bober:

Father Marjan Bober is included in a 1994 lawsuit against the Diocese of Camden and other Diocese in New Jersey. He is accused of abusing one child with Fr. Patrick Weaver, at the parish of Saint John’s in Collingswood in 1967-1968.

The Diocese of Camden has not released any additional information more relating to the accusation, including whether there are any more known allegations against him.

Bober was allowed to retire to Palm Bay, Florida in 2004, where he continued to assist at various parishes in the Orlando Dioceses including St. Luke’s, St. Sebastian, St. Josephs and Immaculate Conception.

Notably, his name does not appear on the Diocese of Camden’s list of credibly accused priests, released in February 2019, which indicates that it has no evidence that Bober abused any children as a priest, including in the St. John’s parish abuse.

Bober died in July 2017 in Florida.

Contact us today.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Camden in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Camden Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. R. Henry Blaszczynski – Diocese of Camden

Father R. Henry Blaszczynski
Diocese of Camden

Ordained: 1941
Death: 1986

Assigned as follows:

  • Mary Queen of All Saints Parish (St. Cecilia’s Church), Pennsauken, NJ
  • St. Rose of Lima Church, Haddon Heights, NJ
  • St. Mary Magdalen Church, Millville, NJ
  • Holy Name Catholic Church, Camden, NJ
  • St. Paul Church, Stone Harbor, NJ
  • St. Lawrence Church At Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish, Lindenwold, NJ
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Camden, NJ
  • St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Somers Point, NJ
  • St. Matthew’s Church – Holy Angels Parish, National Park, NJ
  • Church of the Epiphany, Longport, NJ
  • Corpus Christi Church, Carneys Point, NJ
  • St. Joan of Arc Church, Camden, NJ

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father R. Henry Blaszczynski:

In 1993, a woman alleged that she was abused by Father R. Henry Blaszczynski (aka Henry S. Blaszczynski) as a girl in the late 1950s or early 1960s. The Diocese of Camden settled her lawsuit, paying $176,000.

Additionally, Blaszczynski was named in a 1994 lawsuit against the Diocese of Camden.

The church claims it did not learn of any allegations of misconduct against Balszczynski until after his death.  His name now appears on the February 2019 list of credibly accused priests released by the Diocese of Camden.

Blaszczynski passed away October 31, 1986.

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Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Camden in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Camden Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. John P. Bernard – Diocese of Camden

Father John P. Bernard
Diocese of Camden

Ordained: 1962
Left parish ministry: 1977
Retired and permanently removed from ministry: 1992

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John P. Bernard:

In a lawsuit and in interviews with The Inquirer, a Tuckerton man said Father John P. Bernard and other priests within the Diocese of Camden abused him for 5 years, beginning in 1972 when he was 12.

One of the victims, who was 46 at the time of the 1994 lawsuit, said he was abused in rectories at St. Gregory’s in Magnolia, St. Peter’s in Merchantville and Our Lady Star of the Sea in Cape May. He said Bernard tried to rape him as they lay naked in bed with another priest.

Two brothers who also said Bernard abused them received a $50,000 settlement in 1993.

In court documents, Bernard denied the allegations.

Bernard left parish ministry to be a military chaplain in 1977, coinciding with the end of the 5-year abuse one of Bernard’s victims suffered beginning in 1972.

He retired in 1992 and was permanently removed from ministry. Bernard is now 75 and believe to be living in Elkton, Maryland.

Contact us today.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Camden in New Jersey.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in New Jersey, contact our office today. In October 2020, the Camden Diocese filed for federal bankruptcy protection.  The Court will resolve all claims of sexual abuse in this process but strict filing deadlines will apply and no late claims will be considered, so contact us today.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New Jersey and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.