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Fr. Steven Wolpert – Diocese of Brooklyn

Father Steven Wolpert 

Diocese of Brooklyn/Redemptorist Fathers

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Ordained: 1980

Assigned as follows:

  • 1981: Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary (Esopus, NY)
  • 1981-1987: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brooklyn, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Steven Wolpert:

Fr. Steven Wolpert was ordained a priest of the Redemptorist Fathers in 1980. Wolpert retired in 1988. According to media reports, in March 2008, he pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony charge of “involuntary deviate sexual intercourse” with an 8-year-old boy that occurred from 2006 to 2007. He also admitted to allowing children to sleep with him while he was nude. 

“I was outraged to read that you want people to think this happened just one time with just one child,” the assistant district attorney told the court, “and that you say that the child violated boundaries and you were unable to stop him, a 400 lb. man unable to stop an eight-year-old child.”

He was sentenced to nine to eighteen years in prison and was placed on the National Sex Offender Registry for life. He was denied parole in 2016 and 2017 and is reportedly still in prison in Pennsylvania. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Brooklyn, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Steven Wolpert – Diocese of Scranton

Father Steven Wolpert

Diocese of Scranton (Redemptorist)

Steven Wolpert Diocese of Scranton Horowitz LawOrdained: 1980

Retired: 1987

Assigned as follows:

  • 1980-1981: Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, Esopus, NY
  • 1981-1987: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Steven Wolpert:

Father Steven Wolpert was ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1980, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Scranton. Father Steven Wolpert was not an active Redemptorist priest for long before he retired in 1987.According to media reports, in 2008, 20 years after his retirement, Wolpert pled guilty to “Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse” for having “deviate sexual intercourse” with an 8-year-old boy between January 1, 2006, and December 1, 2007, in Hawley Borough, Pennsylvania.

Wolpert testified that he allowed kids to sleep naked with him “because they were ‘curious’ and [he] didn’t want to stifle the child’s sexuality.” He was sentenced to nine to eighteen years in prison, ordered to pay $3,000.00 restitution, and was to be put on the national sex offender registry for life.

According to news reports, Wolpert has been denied parole twice (in 2016 and 2017).  According to the Department of Corrections, he is still incarcerated in Pennsylvania. Despite his conviction, Wolpert’s name is not included on the Diocese of Scranton’s 2018 list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Scranton. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Scranton may have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.