Fr. Philip DeChico – Diocese of Harrisburg
Assigned as follows:
- St. Joseph the Worker (Bonneauville, PA)
- St. Joseph (York, PA) (1974-1976)
- Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School (Shamokin, PA)
- St. John the Baptist (Mt. Carmel, PA)
- Lebanon Catholic High School (Lebanon, PA)
- St. Catherine Laboure (Harrisburg, PA)
Summary of Allegations Against Fr. Philip DeChico:
Fr. Philip DeChico was not identified or discussed in the August 2018 grand jury report so not much information has been made public about the allegation(s) against him.
DeChico appears on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of accused of priests. According to the Diocese, DeChico was first accused of sexual abuse after his death. No other information is provided as to the gender of his victim, the dates of the alleged abuse, of the context.
DeChico died in 2006 at the age of 57.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg and throughout Pennsylvania. The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Harrisburg may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Harrisburg if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.