Fr. John Unger – Diocese of Pittsburgh

Father John Unger

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Ordained: 1942

Died: 2004

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Unger:

In November 2018, a man sued the Diocese of Pittsburgh alleging that he was sexually abused by Father John Unger from 1969 until 1971, starting when he was in fourth grade.  Unger was a priest at Sacred Heart parish. The man said that Unger would take him out of class at the parish grammar school to help with chores. The man said that Unger sexually abused him multiple times in the school and church buildings.

He also says that Unger threatened to harm him and his family if he ever told anyone.

Unger died in 2004 as a retired priest in good standing.  

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