Mr. James Herzing (Teacher)
Diocese of Erie
Assigned as Follows:
- St. Marys (Erie, PA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Mr. James Herzing:
Mr. James Herzing was a former lay teacher in the Diocese of Erie. According to media reports, in Mr. James E. Herzing is listed on the Erie Diocese Public Disclosure List of lay people associated with the church who have been credibly accused of actions that, in the diocese’s judgment, disqualify that person from working with children. These actions range from corruption of minors to direct physical sexual abuse or sexual assault of minors.
The Diocese of Erie has not released any information about the allegation(s) against Herzing, including the age/gender of his victim(s), the number of allegation(s) made against him, or even the type of misconduct that he was accused of committing.
In May 2020, the Diocese of Harrisburg included Herzing on its list of credibly accused of lay employees, stating that Herzing was a sacristan at Queen of Peace Church in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. It is not clear if the Diocese of Harrisburg received additional allegations by Herzing or if his inclusion on the Harrisburg list was motivated by the Erie allegation(s).
Herzing died in September 2020.
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