Fr. Arthur Long – Diocese of Scranton

| Mar 31, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Arthur Long

Diocese of Scranton (Jesuit)

Ordained: 1955

Removed: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Arthur Long:

Fr. Arthur Long was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1955, who served in the Diocese of Scranton. According to media reports, in Father Arthur Long was accused of soliciting a child for sex and being in a sexual relationship with an adult that began when the adult was a child.

There were records of complaints to the Diocese of Scranton in 1987 that Long sought to have sex with a 17-year-old girl 4 years prior. Long was also accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with a 13-year-old girl. He was chaplain of a Danville convent attached to a girls’ high school at the time and admitted to sex with ‘four or five’ girls since he was assigned to Baltimore.

Fr. Long was removed from ministry after a new superior learned of his history and was sent to Guesthouse, then St. Luke’s for treatment. He was allowed to work in the Baltimore archdiocese briefly from 1991-1992 until more reports of inappropriate behavior were made.

Long left the community for vacation but never returned. In 2018, he was first named publicly as accused in the PA Grand Jury Report.

Nothing is known of his activities after he left the community, but he is reportedly deceased.

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