On June 11, , a meeting was held at the Chancery during which photo albums were examined depicting nude photographs of a young boy engaged in sex acts with Soderlund. Soderlund admitted to Chancery officials that he engaged in sexual activity with the three young boys. While documents created at the time of the admission minimized the conduct, the facts became available through a detailed account of the abuse obtained from a victim in by the Diocese. The victim reported that: he was not a willing participant, but Soderlund threatened to harm or kill him.
Soderlund also took pictures of the victim engaged in sexual acts and threatened to use them to embarrass him. The victim then indicated that he knew of many other boys who were victimized by Soderlund. In , Soderlund, now living in Dubois, Wyoming, within the Diocese of Cheyenne was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to incarceration for two to five years for sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography on his computer. He is a registered sex offender in Wyoming. Strassner, after being confronted and initially denying even knowing the victim, admitted to the conduct but claimed he "did not intend anything sexual.
Strassner was sent to see a counselor who, after meeting with Strassner, advised the Diocese that there was "a lot more going on here than Father Strassner has admitted. A victim called the Chancery and stated he was sexually molested by Tucci when he was 14 years old. Tucci tickled him and put his hands down the back of the victim's pants.
On another occasion, Tucci unbuttoned his pants and the victim's pants. Tucci pulled them both down and made skin to skin contact. Tucci normalized the conduct by tickling the victim in front of the victim's parents. When questioned, Tucci stated that the incidents occurred "exactly as the victim reported. In March , Tucci retired. His retirement came just weeks after the Boston Globe garnered national attention after publishing articles detailing child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Boston.
Gregory Uhrig's sexual abuse of children by On May 5, , a year-old female victim made a complaint to the Diocese of sexual abuse at the hands of Uhrig when she was 13 years old and attended the seventh grade at St. Anthony school in Easton. Following a report to that Diocese, he was placed on leave. The Diocese appears to have reported the complaint to local law enforcement upon receipt of the complaint. However, no prosecution was initiated because the statute of limitations had expired. On November 16, , a 17 -year-old victim reported to the Bethlehem Police that Ulincy had sexually propositioned him.
Ulincy was contacted by the police and admitted that the victim's complaint was true.
There is no evidence that the solicitation resulted in any criminal charges. On April 29, , Yarrosh was removed from priestly ministry and entered St. John Vianney Hospital for evaluation and treatment. Charges were filed related to this theft. On April 27, , Yarrosh entered a plea of guilty to charges of theft and possession of child pornography. On July 21, , Yarrosh left St. Francis Villa and moved into a motel.
Yarrosh continued in residence at the motel until August 8, , at which time he was incarcerated in Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville. Upon his release on November 31, ,. Yarrosh registered with the Pennsylvania State Police as a sexual offender. Upon his release from prison, Yarrosh was still a priest. On December 6, , Yarrosh was released from prison as a convicted and registered sex offender. The Diocese granted him residence at St. Francis Villa in Orwigsburg.
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Yarrosh was also found to be in possession of pornography in violation of his court supervision. The Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas subsequently sentenced Yarrosh to four to ten years in state prison for violating the terms of his supervision. While in the ninth grade, the victim met Father Joseph A. She was in a new school and was experiencing unhappiness. The victim began regular counseling sessions with Zmijewski.
Zmijewski proposed a course of alternative treatment. He directed the victim to come to his personal residence where he could help the victim through hypnosis. The victim complied and attended four hypnosis sessions with Zmijewski at his residence. After the first three attempts were unsuccessful by Zmijewski to hypnotize her, she agreed to a fourth session.
In an effort to expedite her "treatment," she faked hypnosis during her fourth session. While she pretended to be hypnotized, Zmijewski instructed her to take off one piece of clothing after another.
The victim was scared and complied until she was nude. Zmijewski then left the room for a short period of time and upon his return, he instructed the victim to get dressed. The victim never returned for any further "treatment" and kept the incident to herself into adulthood. Patrick's in Pottsville. He reported that the abuse began in the 's while he was in sixth grade.
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In the summer of , Gross resigned from teaching at St. Francis School in Minersville, Schuylkill County. In the narrative of his last evaluation from June , the victim also reported that he was sexually abused by a Carmelite priest named Father David Connell and physically abused by a Carmelite brother named Timothy Johnson while attending Nativity High School. The victim stated that his family's house had burned down and the Carmelites took him and his brother in and had them live in a priory. During the time he was living in the priory, the victim was sexually abused by Connell. The victim remembered drinking juice that Connell gave him and the next memory the victim had was waking up in his own bed naked, with Connell in the room.
The victim had no memory of the prior evening but, on waking, he was bleeding from his rectum. The victim told Johnson he was going to also report the abuse to the police. Johnson told the victim not to report the abuse to the police but the victim insisted on reporting. At this point Johnson began to severely beat the victim with a big leather belt and told the victim that, if he reported the abuse to the police, he would beat him even worse.
Charles Borromeo Seminary. A student evaluation found within the records of the Diocese and obtained by the grand jury indicate that Lawrence was "a mysterious type who craves the attention of younger students" and that Lawrence showed "a little too much interest in younger students. The father of the victim reported details of the incident. The victim told his father that he ha been in Lawrence's room for a tutoring session.
At the end of the session, the talk between Lawrence and the victim turned to sex. Lawrence then began to touch his genitals, had the victim take down his pants, and began to fondle the victim's genitals. The victim's father reported that his son had told him there had been "a lot of fondling, so much that he felt pain.
In , one of them ran away because of my molesting him.
He later admitted that he was involved with male prostitutes in the Erie area, as well as Pittsburgh and Baltimore. In , the diocese acted to remove Amy.
After the laicization process, an additional allegation was made against him by a victim who was a student at Erie Cathedral Prep in the early s. In an email in , the victim said Amy got him alone in a confessional booth and questioned him about touching himself. Amy went on to fondle the victim on more than one occasion. Father John Fischer testified that he walked in on Barletta and a young high school student in private chambers, and that the student was naked from the waist down, trying to pull up his underwear and pants as Barletta watched. Fischer recalled that Monsignor Hastings dismissed the report, and that fellow priests laughed it off.
Trautman wrote that Barletta abused 5 children. Barletta was confronted with allegations of oral sex, naked messages, digital anal penetration and masturbation against a victim in When confronted, Barletta admitted his guilt to Trautman. From though when he was dismissed from Erie Cathedral Prep, Barletta admitted abusing 25 children and young men. After , there are documents that proved Barletta was still allowed to minister in the Diocese of Erie. As a result, Bolton was charged with indecent assault and corruption of minors.
He pled guilty in and was sentenced to three years probation. Her abuse began when she was 7 and continued until she was Bolton came to her house to console the family over the death of a grandparent. The victim said held her on his lap and rubbed her back, legs, bottom and rear. Other instances of assault occurred when the victim was in confession, at ski resort and at a cottage in New York. At different times, Bolton fondled her, rubbed his penis against her and put his fingers in her vagina. In another file, a mother of five children alleged that Bolton may have sexually assaulted four of them.
Another documented victim was a fourth-grade boy who reported he was sexually assaulted between and The diocese made arrangements to counsel the victim and arranged for various agencies to assist him and his family financially. Summary: In , Bower was found collecting child pornography. Seventh graders found the images while they served as janitors at Edinboro University.
One of these kids, now an adult, testified the images to the grand jury. Summary: In testimony to the diocese, Chludzinski admitted that in he has inappropriate sexual conduct with an year-old boy. In a letter dated detailing his progress in therapy, Chludzinski admitted that he and a friend engaged in sexual contact with an year-old male. This included masturbation and oral sex and occurred approximately four times.
Chludzinski also noted that after being granted a leave, he became sexually involved with a year-old boy for about nine months.