Father Richard Barry
Diocese of Harrisburg/Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Richard Barry, o.m.i.:
Father Richard Barry, an Oblate priest, was first identified on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s August 2018 list of priests accused of “indecent behavior.” The Diocese of Harrisburg did not define what it means by “indecent behavior,” nor did it provide any information about the gender/age of the victim(s), or Barry’s assignment at the time of the alleged misconduct. All it has said is that there are “multiple” allegations that he sexually abused children and that Barry was still alive when it learned of the allegations.
According to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Barry’s current location (or even whether he is still alive) is unknown.
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.