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Fr. Sean Kerins – Diocese of Erie

Father Sean P. Kerins

Diocese of Erie

Fr. Sean Kerins Horowitz Law

Ordained: 2017

Suspension/criminal investigation: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 2018              Kennedy Catholic High School (Hermitage, PA)
  • 2017 – 2018 Good Shepherd (West Middlesex, PA)

Summary of Allegations against Father Sean P. Kerins:

Less than a year after his ordination, the Diocese of Erie suspended Father Sean P. Kerins for “inappropriate communications” with a high school student at Kennedy Catholic High School, where he was assigned as chaplain.  According to media reports, the Diocese of Erie later clarified that Kerins was found to have sent “a series of inappropriate text messages” to the student, whose age and gender were not specified by the Diocese of Erie.

The Hermitage local police department was notified and are currently conducting their investigation on the matter. When a police officer spoke to the victim in question in regards to the texts, they claimed one of the messages sent by Kerins was in “poor taste” but not to the criminal extent.

Police officials said the Diocese has no further plan of action against Kerins until the police have closed their case.

Kerins is 27 years old.  He is residing in the Erie, Pennsylvania, area, according to the Diocese of Erie and his family.

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