Father Peter Pilarski
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Peter Pilarski:
In November 2018, the Diocese of Pittsburgh was sued by a man who alleged that he was sexually abused by Father Peter Pilarski in 1966 while Pilarski was assigned to Resurrection parish in West Mifflin. The man says he was 15 at the time of the abuse.
According to the allegation in the lawsuit, Father Pilarski took the teen to sporting events, dinner and trips to a friend’s cottage on a river, where the priest would insist on bathing the boy in the river while both were naked. There was also wrestling, touching and horseplay on other occasions. During one encounter, the man said he woke up from a deep sleep, “groggy, unsure of what happened and believed he had been “drugged and abused” while unconscious.
Father Pilarski died in 2017 as a retired priest in good standing.
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