Msgr. William E. Jones (Diocese of Allentown)

Msgr. William E. Jones

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1960

Elevated to Monsignor: 1991

Removed from ministry: 2002

Named in civil lawsuit: 2004

Died: 2004

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1963            Annunciation B.V.M. (Shenandoah, PA)
  • 1963-1968            St. Ambrose (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
  • 1968-1969            St. Francis of Assisi (Allentown, PA)
  • 1969-1975            St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Easton, PA)
  • 1970-1972            Notre Dame High School (Easton, PA)
  • 1974-1975            St. Mary (St. Clair, PA)/Nativity B.V.M. High School (Pottsville, PA)
  • 1975-1978            St. Joseph (Summit Hill, PA)
  • 1978-1981            St. Vincent de Paul (Minersville, PA)
  • 1981-1983            Diocesan Board of Education (West Schuylkill, PA)
  • 1983-1984            St. Patrick (Pottsville, PA)
  • 1984-1996            Various diocesan administrative positions
  • 1996-1999            Dean of South Schuylkill Deanery
  • 1999-2002            Various diocesan administrative positions, including Vicar Forane
  • April 2002            Resigned

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Msgr. William Jones:

The Diocese of Allentown was sued in 2004 by a man who claimed he was one of several boys molested by Jones during a trip, and on other occasions, from 1978 until 1980.  The lawsuit was dismissed by the Court in 2005 due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.

Very little is mentioned about the allegations against Jones in the most recent grand jury report.  However, our experience tells us that, from his assignment history alone, there are several red flags that the Diocese of Allentown may have become aware that Jones was acting inappropriately with minors at some point in his career.  For example, his assignments to so many high schools in such a short amount of time suggests that trouble quickly arose when he arrived in a new place. Those transfers, and the reasons for them, would absolutely be the subject of additional investigation in any lawsuits filed against the Diocese of Allentown by victims of Jones.

Jones died in 2004.

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Fr. Joseph H. Kean (Diocese of Allentown)

Father Joseph H. Kean

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1964

Retired: 2002

Laicized (dismissed from priesthood): 2007

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964        St. Joseph (Ashland, PA)
  • 1964-1965    St. Mary (St. Clair, PA)
  • 1965-1967    St. Paul (Allentown, PA)
  • 1967-1970    St. Paul (Reading, PA)
  • 1970-1971    Annunciation (Shenandoah, PA)
  • 1971-1973    Marian High School (Tamaqua, PA)
  • 1971-1973    Our Lady of Mount Caramel (Nesquehoning, PA)
  • 1973-1975    Ss. SImon and Jude (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1975-1977    St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Easton, PA)
  • 1977-1983    Ss. Peter and Paul (Tower City, PA)
  • 1983-1987    Ss. Peter and Paul (Lehighton, PA)
  • 1987-1993    St. Joseph (Ashland, PA)
  • Feb. 2002    Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Kean:

At least as early as 1992, the Diocese of Allentown had actual, written acknowledgement that Fr. Joseph Kean was sexually abusing boys in his care when a priest wrote to then-Bishop Thomas Welsh that a woman said her son was molested by Kean.  The victim was 12 years old when the abuse started and it continued for several years at Ss. Peter and Paul in Tower City, Pennsylvania.  In 1993, the mother personally discussed the allegations with the Chancellor of the Diocese of Allentown. When confronted with the allegation, Kean admitted to sexually abusing the boy and admitted that he “had similar difficulties with other persons.”  He asked to be removed from the priesthood.  Instead, Bishop Welsh told Kean that he would be sent to the Servants of the Paraclete facility in New Mexico – a notorious center for pedophile priests- for treatment.  Through the grand jury report speaks little to the treatment, and his assignment history shows no sick leave, presumably Kean completed treatment.  What he did next is unclear; his assignment history shows no priestly ministry for nearly 10 years, but because he retired in 2002, he presumably was doing some type of ministry in the Diocese.

A second victim came forward to the Diocese of Allentown in 1999.  He alleged that he too was abused at Ss. Peter and Paul in Tower City as an altar boy.  One at least one occasion, he was with Kean at Kean’s parents’ house, where Kean insisted they share a bed.  Under the guise of providing him with a massage, Kean told the boy to undress and proceeded to massage the boy’s penis to ejaculation.

In 2002, a third man approached the Diocese of Allentown to report that he was abused by Kean after being introduced to him by Msgr. William Jones, who was a diocesan administer at the time of the allegation. According to the victim, while Kean was working in Tower City, he brought the victim and several of his friends to Tower City and performed oral sex on several of them.  They were fifteen years old.

In 2005, two more individuals reported abuse to the Diocese of Allentown.  As in the other cases, they each reported being at the home of Kean’s parents or in his living quarters at Ss. Peter and Paul or St. Joseph.  Both of them were fifteen or younger at the time of the sexual contact.

In 2002, Kean retired from the priesthood and began receiving his pension, insurance, and benefits.  According to the grand jury, Kean retired voluntarily in early 2002.  As with several other priests who retired that same year, the Diocese of Allentown recently stated that it removed Kean from ministry, not that he retired voluntarily.

Kean is still living and believed to be residing in the Lehigh Valley.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Fr. Thomas J. Kerestus (Diocese of Allentown)

Fr. Thomas J. Kerestus

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1969

Retired: 2002

Died: 2014

Assigned as follows:

  • 1969        Annunciation B.V.M. (Shenandoah, PA)
  • 1969-1970    Regional Director, C.Y.O. (Schuylkill County)
  • 1970        Boy Scout Chaplain
  • 1970        St. Peter (Reading, PA)
  • 1970-1971    Our Lady of Hungary (Northampton, PA)
  • 1971-1974    Regional Director, C.Y.O. (Northampton County)
  • 1974-1976    Sacred Heart (West Reading, PA)
  • 1976-1977    St. Ambrose (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
  • 1977-1982    St. Stephen of Hungary (Allentown, PA)
  • 1982-1986    St. John Capistrano (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1986        Leave of Absence
  • 1986-1990    Sacred Heart (Allentown, PA)
  • 1990-1993    Chaplain, Sacred Heart Hospital (Allentown, PA)
  • 1993-2002    Holy Family Villa – in residence
  • 2002        Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Kerestus:

Multiple parishioners of the St. John Capistrano parish in Bethlehem wrote to the Diocese of Allentown between 1985 and 1986 to complain of a seemingly-inappropriate relationship between Thomas Kerestus and a 16 year old boy in the parish.  The boy often stayed at the rectory overnight, accompanied Kerestus on vacations around the country, and received extravagant gifts from the priest, including a car that the parish council bought for Kerestus to use but which he appropriated for the boy.  Kerestus later admitted to touching the boy sexually after confronted with the allegation in inpatient treatment for sexual misconduct in New Mexico.  Presumably this was the reason for the leave of absence noted in his assignment history by the grand jury.

In 1992, a second victim approached the Diocese of Allentown through a parish priest to report that he was abused by Kerestus over a five year period. He was 18 at the time of the report.  Instead of taking action, the Diocese of Allentown focused on the boy’s troubled and violent past, using it to discredit his allegations. Kerestus continued in ministry unrestricted.

In 2005, a mental health professional conducted an extensive evaluation of Kerestus, though the reason for such an evaluation was unclear.  Was there a new allegation?  In any event, the professional informed the Diocese of Allentown that, in his opinion, Keresuts “does not take full accountability for his offense behaviors.  He shows little contrition for his actions.  Test results suggest he has attributes and behaviors very highly similar to those of known sex offenders and the condition of sexual deviance may be a component of his personality makeup.”  He added, the “degree of risk for sexual re-offense was estimated to be in the moderate-high range.”

Kean remained a retired priest of the Diocese of Allentown until his death in 2014.

In 2016, yet another man reported to the Diocese of Allentown that he was sexually abused by Kean.  He was 15 years old and a student at Holy Name High School when the abuse began.

 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Fr. Bronislaus Kopec (Diocese of Allentown)

Father Bronislaus Kopec

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1929

Died: June 1968

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Stanislaus (Philadelpia)
  • St. Hedwig (Philadephia)
  • St. Josephat (Manayunk, PA)
  • St. Casimir (Mahanoy City, PA)
  • St. Stanislaus (Minersville, PA)
  • St. Isidore (Quakertown, PA)
  • Ss. Peter and Paul (St. Clair, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Bronislaus Kopec:

Kopec was ordained for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1929 and incardinated into the Diocese of Allentown when it was created in 1961.  According to the Diocese of Allentown, it received an allegation involving Kopec sometime after his death in 1968, but no additional details have been provided.  Kopec was not discussed in the most recent grand jury report.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown now have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Fr. Michael S. Lawrence (Diocese of Allentown)

Father Michael S. Lawrence

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1973

Absent on Sick Leave: 1987

Retired: 2002

Died: 2015

Assigned as follows:

  • 1973-1974    St. Catharine of Siena (Reading, PA)
  • 1974        Notre Dame High School (Easton, PA)/Sacred Heart (Miller Heights, PA)
  • 1974-1975    St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Easton, PA)
  • 1975-1977    St. Anne (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1977-1978    Central Catholic High School (Allentown, PA)/St. Lawrence (Catasauqua, PA)
  • 1978-1980    Holy Trinity (Whitehall, PA)
  • 1980-1982    St. Catharine of Siena (Reading, PA)
  • 1982-1984    St. Anthony (Easton, PA)
  • 1984        Notre Dame High School (Easton, PA)/St. Anthony (Easton, PA)
  • 1984        St. Joseph (Easton, PA)
  • 1984-1987    Immaculate Conception (Jim Thorpe, PA)
  • 1987        Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1987-1994    St. Paul (Allentown, PA)/Diocesan Ministry to the Aging
  • 1998-2000    Catholic University (Washington, DC)
  • 2000-2002    Courage (Diocesan support group for those with same-sex attraction)
  • March 2002    Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Michael Lawrence:

Though he was ordained in 1973, the Diocese of Allentown had knowledge of Lawrence’s sexual attraction to minor children while he was still in seminary.  Specifically, a 1970 evaluation by faculty members noted that he had “too much interest” in the younger students, a phrase that church experts have previously testified generally refers to a sexual interest in underage students.  Yet, Lawrence was ordained and appears to have had no restrictions placed on his ministry. None of his parishioners were told of the faculty concerns.

According to the grand jury report, in 1981, Bishop Joseph McShea personally wrote to Lawrence to wish him well on his weekend retreat with youth from St. Catherine’s parish – which only serves to underscore how little the Diocese of Allentown concerned itself with the safety of children.  Less than a year later, in 1982, the father of a young parishioner contacted his parish priest to report that his son was abused by Lawrence.  The priest contacted the Diocese of Allentown and reported the details: while studying in the priest’s room, Lawrence initiated a graphic sexual discussion that led to a long period of fondling of the boy. When confronted with the allegation by the Diocese of Allentown, Lawrence admitted to the incident and corroborated the details the boy had provided.  That same day, he was sent to St. John Vianney, a notorious treatment facility used by the Diocese of Allentown in Downington, Pennsylvania, for evaluation.

Despite his admission that he sexually molested a boy, the Diocese of Allentown assigned Lawrence to Notre Dame High School in Easton less than two years after his sexual offender evaluation in Downington.

Lawrence continued in ministry until 1987.  According to the grand jury report, the father who previously reported his son’s abuse continued to complain about Lawrence’s role in active ministry despite the allegations and he threatened to go public about it.  Lawrence was removed from ministry abruptly on the advice of legal counsel.  Lawrence agreed with the decision; the grand jury report contains a handwritten letter from Lawrence that the anxiety over the possibility of legal action from the family could cause him to act-out sexually as he had “in the past.”  Lawrence was reassigned to the Diocesan tribunal, but his living situation during that time period is unclear.

As noted by the grand jury, [b]ut for the perseverance of the victim’s father, the Diocese would have returned Lawrence to active parish ministry as they had done time and time again, as documented within Diocesan records reviewed by the Grand Jury.”  Memos to file by Chancery employees refer to the father as “almost irrational” and “very difficult to deal with,” leading them to conclude that he was capable of physical violence.  Upon publication of Lawrence’s new role at the Chancery, the father again “complained bitterly” that it appeared that the Church was honoring Lawrence with a promotion in his duties.  In response, the Chancery created a list of priests whose assignment should not be published in the future, so as to avoid future discomfort to the Chancery officials should another irate father have something to say about it.

In November 2009, the Diocese of Allentown received another report of abuse by Lawrence.  He alleged that he was abused as a 13 year old boy, though no additional details as to the years or location were provided by the grand jury.  Lawrence did not deny the allegation; he instead argued that the boy was 16, not 13, and therefore old enough to consent to the contact under Canon (Church) law.

In 2014, Bishop Barres informed the Vatican (Holy See) that he was not going to seek Lawrence’s laicization, instead recommending that the priest remain on retired status and receiving benefits, according to the grand jury report.  However, as with many other priests who retired in 2002, the Diocese of Allentown insisted in its public release that it removed Lawrence in 2002 and that it tried several times to laicize Lawrence involuntarily with no success.  Notably, the actual letter signed by Bishop Barres indicating that he would not seek laicization was included in the grand jury report, which undermines the Diocese of Allentown’s assertions.

He died in 2015.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Fr. William J. Maslar (Diocese of Allentown)

Father William J. Maslar

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1956

Removed from ministry: 2002

Died: 2005

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father William Maslar:

Not much is known about Father William Maslar’s history in the Diocese of Allentown. His name was included in the Diocese of Allentown’s August 2018 list of credibly accused priests, but no details about the allegation (or allegations) were provided by the Diocese.  Maslar was not discussed in the August 2018 grand jury report.

Notably, the Diocese of Allentown does not state that the allegation(s) against Maslar were received after his death, which is a qualification given for the overwhelming amount of credibly accused deceased priests contained on the list. This suggests to us that the allegation was received prior his retirement/removal in 2002 and he was included in the flurry of priests removed in 2002 following the scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Fr. James J. McHale (Diocese of Allentown)

Father James J. McHale

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1960

Died: 1997

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1962        Sacred Heart (West Reading, PA)
  • 1962-1965        Notre Dame of Bethelhem (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1965-1983        Holy Family Manor (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1974-1983         Holy Family Villa for Priests (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1983-1994         St. Vincent de Paul (Minersville, PA)
  • 1994-1997         Sacred Heart (Bath, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James McHale:

Not much is known about McHale’s history in the Diocese of Allentown.  His name appeared on the Diocese of Allentown’s August 2018 list of credibly accused priests.  According to its disclosure, the first allegation about McHale was received after his death in 1997. No details were provided as to the dates of the abuse, age of the victim(s), and context of the abuse.  McHale was not discussed in the August 2018 grand jury.

McHale was named in a 2009 lawsuit against the Diocese of Allentown that was filed in Delaware by a woman who says she reported her abuse by McHale in 1991, but no action was taken by the Diocese of Allentown.  According to her allegations, she was abused in the late 1960s and early 1970s in Pennsylvania and on a family trip to Rome during which McHale was a special guest.  She reported the incidents as a young woman to another priest, Fr. William Geiger, who she later learned was himself an accused priest in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Fr. Francis Joseph McNelis (Diocese of Allentown)

Father Francis Joseph McNelis

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1965

Sick Leave/Inpatient Treatment: 1993-1994

Named in multiple civil lawsuits: 2004

Retired: 2002

Died: 2005

Assigned as follows:

  • 1965-1966        Annunciation B.V.M. (Shenandoah, PA)
  • 1966            St. Joseph (Girardville, PA)
  • 1966-1967        Regional Director, C.Y.O. (East Schuylkill County)
  • 1967-1969        Regional Director, Thanksgiving Clothing Drive
  • 1969-1970        St. Jerome (Tamaqua, PA)
  • 1970            St. Theresa (Hellertown, PA)
  • 1970            Regional Director, C.Y.O. (Northampton County)
  • 1970-1972        St. John the Baptist (Shilington, PA)
  • 1972            St. Francis (Easton, PA)
  • 1972-1974        Regional Director, Thanksgiving Clothing Drive
  • 1974-1975        St. Ann (Emmaus, PA)
  • 1975-1980        St. Mary/St. Boniface (St. Clair, PA)
  • 1980-1985        St. Mary (St. Clair, PA)
  • 1985-1993        St. Mary (Hamburg, PA)
  • 1993-1994        Absent on Sick Leave
  • 1994-2002        St. Ignatius Loyola (Sinking Spring, PA)
  • 2002            Retired

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis McNelis:

In 1992, the Diocese of Allentown received a report from a man that he was sexually abused by Fr. Francis McNelis between 1966 and 1968, when the boy was approximately 10-13 years old.  He alleged that McNelis forced him to engage in mutual fondling and attempted to coerce him into anal sex.  The mutual fondling occurred on five or six occasions.

The following year, McNelis was sent to a notorious treatment facility in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, run by the Servants of the Paraclete to serve the needs of pedophile priests.  Following his stay in New Mexico, McNelis was assigned to St. Ignatius Loyola parish. According to the grand jury report, McNelis repeatedly asked to be reassigned but was ordered to stay in parish ministry by the Diocese of Allentown until his retirement in 2002.

In 2004, another victim came forward to report sexual abuse by McNelis to the Diocese of Allentown.  He alleged that when he was approximately 16 years old in 1968, McNelis performed oral sex on him several times.

McNelis was the subject of two lawsuits in 2004.

 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Msgr. Joseph L. Mathis (Diocese of Allentown)

Msgr. Joseph L. Mathis

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Ordained: 1922

Elevated to Monsignor: 1975

Died: 1981

Assigned as follows:

  • Sacred Heart (Allentown, PA)
  • St. Alphonsus (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Annunciation B.V.M. (Catasauqua, PA)
  • Our Lady Help of Christians (Allentown, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Msgr. Joseph Mathis:

Not much is known about Mathis’ history in the Diocese of Allentown as there is no publicly available information about any sexual abuse allegations against him. His name appeared on the Diocese of Allentown’s August 2018 list of credibly accused priests, but no details about the allegation were provided except to say that the allegation was received after Mathis’ death.

Mathis died in 1981.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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Msgr. John S. Mraz (Diocese of Allentown)

Msgr. John S. Mraz

Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

      

Ordained: 1975

Elevated to Monsignor: 2008

Arrested: Sept. 2016

Assigned as follows:

  • 1975-1976        St. Joseph (Reading, PA)
  • 1975-1976        St. Cecilia (Reading, PA)
  • 1975-1980        Reading Central Catholic High School (Reading, PA)
  • 1976-1978        St. Paul (Reading, PA)
  • 1978-1979        Immaculate Conception (Birdsboro, PA)
  • 1979-1980        St. Ignatius Loyola (Sinking Spring, PA)
  • 1980-1983        St. Joseph (Limeport, PA)/Marian High School (Tamaqua, PA)
  • 1983-1989        St. Bertha (Tuscarora, PA)
  • 1989-1994        Lehigh Univ. Newman Center (Bethlehem, PA)
  • 1989-2002        Asst. Superintendent, Diocese Dept. of Education
  • 1989-2002        Allentown Catholic High School (Allentown, PA)
  • 1994-2002        St. Thomas More (Allentown, PA)
  • 2002-2008        Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Northampton, PA)
  • 2005-2015        Diocesan Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
  • 2008-2016        St. Ann (Emmanus, PA)
  • 2016            Holy Family Villa (Bethlehem, PA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Mraz:

Father John Mraz was arrested in Sept. 2016 for child pornography found on two of his computers.  The Diocese of Allentown originally received the report from a parishioner who was updated the computers for Mraz and found countless images and videos of naked, underage boys.  At the time of his arrest, Mraz had been away from the parish for approximately a month for medical reasons.  The parishioners were never told of the child pornography investigation until the media reported on his arrest.  Instead, they were asked to visit Mraz as he recovered from his illness and to pray for him.  Even the assistant priest at the parish was not told of the child pornography allegations, according to media reports.  Mraz later admitted to using his computers to search for child porn and to sexually abusing a child. He pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail in July 2017.

Mraz is a registered Tier 1 sex offender.  His primary offense is listed as the sexual abuse of a child, referring to the children depicted in the images located on his computer.

Allegations against Mraz are not discussed in the August 2018 grand jury report.

He currently resides in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.   He has never been laicized.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown.  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 Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.

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