Mr. Frank Mariella, Sr.
Diocese of Erie
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Mr. Frank Mariella, Sr.:
According to media reports, in October 2018, the Diocese of Erie announced it received an allegation of sexual abuse involving Frank Mariella, Sr. The Diocese did not release any details about the allegation, such as the age/gender of the victim, the nature of the misconduct alleged, or Mariella’s affiliation with the Diocese of Erie at the time of the alleged abuse. All the Diocese of Erie has said is that its internal review board is now investigating.
According to media reports, in April 2019, Mr. Frank Mariella, Sr. was included in the Diocese of Erie 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.
Mariella is deceased, according to the Diocese of Erie.
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