Easton, Pennsylvania, is home to one of the Diocese of Allentown’s largest schools, Notre Dame High School. Established in 1957, Notre Dame has educated countless children in Eastern Pennsylvania and even parts of New Jersey.
Notre Dame also has the dubious distinction as an assignment held by a staggeringly high number of priests accused of sexually abusing children. The following men, most of whom appear on the Diocese of Allentown’s list of credibly accused priests, were all assigned as teachers or administrators at Notre Dame High School at some point during their careers:
- Thomas Benestad (1970-1973)
- Robert Cofenas (1975-1979)
- Richard Guiliani (1970, 1973-1974)
- Leo Houseknecht (1973-1976)
- William Jones (1970-1972)
- Michael Lawrence (1974, 1984)
- Henry Strassner (1963-1964)
Easton, a town of approximately 30,000 people, is also home to five Catholic parishes. For more information on accused priests assigned to Easton’s parishes, click here.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Allentown. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Pennsylvania, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Allentown may have legal options against the Diocese of Allentown.