Father Patrick B. Vallimont
Diocese of Erie
Ordained: May 1974
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Patrick B. Vallimont:
According to the 2018 grand jury report, in September 1976, Father Patrick Vallimont was admitted to St. Vincent Health Center, suffering from severe depression. In a letter to the Vatican dated July 7, 1977, Vallimont requested laicization (removal from the priesthood).
In his laicization petition, he told the Holy See that he had serious doubts about living a life of celibacy. His file noted that he had a short sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female parishioner. The Grand Jury found little to no documentation of this relationship in the subpoenaed files received from the Diocese.
Vallimont ended the relationship with the 13-year-old victim when he was released from St. Vincent Health Center. There is no indication that law enforcement was ever told about Vallimont’s admission to engaging a 13 year old girl in sexual contact, nor was there any attempt to find out her identity.
Patrick Vallimont married in 1978 and had a daughter. He is believed to be residing in Union City, Pennsylvania.
Vallimont’s name appears on the Diocese of Erie’s list of credibly accused priests.
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