Fr. Patrick B. Vallimont – Diocese of Erie

| Jan 14, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Patrick Vallimont

Diocese of Erie

Ordained: 1974

Laicized: 1977

Assigned as follows:

  • Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Patrick Vallimont:

Diocese of Erie

Father Patrick Vallimont was ordained a priest in 1974, who served in the Diocese of Erie. According to media reports, in 2018, his name was included on the Diocese of Erie list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He was also named publicly as accused in the 2018 PA Grand Jury report. According to the 2018 grand jury report, in September 1976, was admitted to St. Vincent Health Center, suffering from severe depression. In a letter to the Vatican dated July 7, 1977, Vallimont requested laicization (removal from the priesthood).

In his laicization petition, he told the Holy See that he had serious doubts about living a life of celibacy. His file noted that he had a short sexual relationship with a 13-year-old female parishioner. The Grand Jury found little to no documentation of this relationship in the subpoenaed files received from the Diocese.

Vallimont ended the relationship with the 13-year-old victim when he was released from St. Vincent Health Center.  There is no indication that law enforcement was ever told about Vallimont’s admission to engaging a 13 year old girl in sexual contact, nor was there any attempt to find out her identity.

Patrick Vallimont married in 1978 and had a daughter.  He is believed to be residing in Union City, Pennsylvania.

Vallimont’s name appears on the Diocese of Erie’s list of credibly accused priests.

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