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Accused Clergy

The list below identifies Diocesan priests who were the subject of credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors and the current status of each.

Ackerson, Francis
Status: Deceased

Bender, Joseph
Status: Deceased

Biller, Harold
Status: Deceased

Boyle, John
Status: Deceased

Bunn, James
Status: Removed from Public Ministry

Carroll, Thomas M.
Status: Deceased

Coleman, Dennis
Status: Deceased

Crouse, William
Status: Deceased

Figurelle, Elwood F.
Status: Deceased

Gaborek, Joseph
Status: Laicized

Grattan, Bernard V.
Status: Laicized

Koharchik, George D.
Status: Laicized

Kovach, William
Status: Deceased

Lemmon, Thomas (Deacon)
Status: Deceased

Luddy, Francis
Status: Deceased

Maurizio, Joseph D.
Status: Incarcerated

McCaa, Franics
Status: Deceased

McCamley, Martin D.
Status: Removed from Public Ministry

O’Friel, Daniel
Status: Deceased

Rosensteel, William A.
Status: Deceased

Skupien, James
Status: Deceased

Strittmatter, Joseph
Status: Deceased

The following list identifies Diocesan priests who have been placed on leave from public ministry by the Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown as a result of receipt of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. This measure remains in effect until a final decision is reached concerning the allegation.

•Arsenault, Father David
•Bodziak, Father Charles
•Cingle, Father Martin
•Coveney, Father James
•Dusza, Father Donald
•*Gergel, Stephen J.
•Kelly, Father Robert

•Little, Monsignor Anthony
•*Mancini, Nicholas J.
•Mazur, Monsignor Robert
•Misurda, Father Matthew
•Petracca, Father Anthony
•Rizzo, Father David

*Denotes priests who were already retired when an allegation against them was received

The individuals listed above are not permitted to serve in ministry or function as a priest.

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