Diocese Issues Statement After Priest Convicted
SCRANTON — The Diocese of Scranton put out a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the verdict against this priest accused of child sex abuse serves as a “painful reminder of the wounds” victims still carry.
According to a New York State TV station, Fr. Thomas Shoback of Wilkes-Barre, who once served at a church in Jermyn and other parishes in the diocese, was convicted Tuesday of sexual abuse at a parish in Tioga County.
The diocese suspended Fr. Shoback in 2011 when accusations against him were made.
To read the statement from the diocese, click here.