Msgr. Charles Kaza
Diocese of Erie
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Msgr. Charles Kaza:
In May 2019, the Diocese of Erie announced that it placed Msgr. Charles Kaza on administrative leave pending an unspecified investigation into an allegation that he sexually abused a minor child.
According to the Diocese of Erie, the allegation was first made to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. All the Diocese has said about the allegation is that the alleged misconduct occurred in the 1980s while Kaza was assigned to St. John the Baptist in Erie.
It is not clear from the details offered by the Diocese if the pending investigation refers to a law enforcement investigation, which will likely conclude that the statute of limitations has expired on any crimes actually committed, or an internal diocesan investigation which will be conducted by diocesan employees.
At the time of his removal, Kaza was the pastor at St. Tobias in Brockway and the President of the Dubois Central Catholic School Board.
The Diocese of Erie says that Kaza is residing with family members in a private home. He is without faculties to minister for so long as the investigation remains open.
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