Father Sean Kerins
Diocese of Erie
Suspension/criminal investigation: 2018
Assigned as follows:
- 2018: Kennedy Catholic High School (Hermitage, PA)
- 2017 – 2018: Good Shepherd (West Middlesex, PA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Sean Kerins:
Fr. Sean Kerins was ordained a priest in 2017, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Erie. According to media reports, less than a year after his ordination, the Diocese of Erie suspended him for “inappropriate communications” with a high school student at Kennedy Catholic High School, where he was assigned as chaplain. 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.
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 investigation was closed.
Kerins’ name was included on Diocese of Erie 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He lives in the Erie, Pennsylvania, area, according to the Diocese of Erie and his family.
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