LIST OF INDIVIDUALS FOR WHOM ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR HAVE BEEN ADMITTED, ESTABLISHED OR DETERMINED TO BE CREDIBLE
This list is being published as part of the Diocese of Scranton’s ongoing commitment to transparency and to encourage sexual abuse victims to come forward.
The priests, religious, and lay employees named in this list have either served or resided in the Diocese of Scranton, as noted. Locations of known assignments or residences are listed, however, this does not mean that there are allegations of abuse at each place.
Allegations of abuse were corroborated by secular legal proceedings, canon law proceedings, self-admission by the individual, and/or other evidence. This list diverges from the list of priest abusers included in the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report in two main ways. First, this list includes non-clergy accused. Second, this list includes the names of several credibly accused abusers who were not included in the Grand Jury Report.
While the listed priests’ various current statuses are listed, it should be clear that none of them are permitted to engage in any form of public ministry or to present themselves publicly as priests.
Despite the Diocese’s best efforts to assure that this information is accurate and complete, we know that this list may include errors or be incomplete. If anyone is aware of additional allegations of wrongdoing or any information that should be included on this list, please contact immediately the Victim Assistance Coordinator, Mary Beth Pacuska at (570) 862-7551 or Reverend Gerald W. Shantillo, V.G., S.T.L., Vicar General, at (570) 207-2216.
Finally, anyone sexually abused by clergy or by anyone working on behalf of the Diocese is also encouraged to contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator.