Father Arthur Long
Diocese of Scranton
Removed from ministry: Unknown
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Arthur Long:
Father Arthur Long was accused of soliciting a child for sex and being in a sexual relationship with an adult that began when the adult was a child.
There were records of complaints to the Diocese of Scranton in 1987 that Long sought to have sex with a 17-year-old girl 4 years prior. Long was also accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a 13-year-old girl.
He was chaplain of a Danville convent attached to a girls’ high school at the time and admitted to sex with ‘four or five’ girls since he was assigned to Baltimore.
He was removed from ministry after a new superior learned of his history and was sent to Guesthouse, then St. Luke’s for treatment. He was allowed to work in the Baltimore archdiocese briefly from 1991-1992 until more reports of inappropriate behavior were made.
Long left the community for vacation but never returned.
Nothing is known of his activities after he left the community, but he is reportedly deceased.
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