Father Sebastian Vadakekottaram
Diocese of Scranton (Oblates)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Sebastian Vadakekottaram:
Father Sebastian Vadakekottaram, a native from India, was ordained a priest of the Oblates of Saint Joseph in 1968, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Scranton. According to media reports, his name was included on Diocese of Scranton 2018 list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse According to the list, Vadakekottaram was not a Diocese of Scranton priest.
The Diocese of Scranton did not release any information about the allegation(s) against Vadakekottaram, including the age/gender of his victim(s) or his assignment(s) at the time of the abuse. Allegations of abuse were corroborated by secular legal proceedings, canon law proceedings, self-admission by
the individual, and/or other evidence.
It is unknown whether he is living or deceased.
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