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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bradford Area Priest Charged In Court Papers

Bradford Priest Being Investigated

Bradford-area priest Father Sam Slocum is the center of an investigation by the McKean County District Attorney's office.

Sources tell WESB and The HERO that Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bradford were searched Wednesday by State Police.

A home in Cyclone, which is owned by Father Sam, has been searched too.

A sign posted at St. Francis Church says there are no Masses today or tomorrow, but there is no explanation.

A call to District Judge Dominic Cercone's office referred us to State Police, where a trooper said even if he knew anything about the investigation, he couldn't tell us.
Charges Filed Against Father Slocum

A criminal complaint against Father Sam Slocum has been filed with District Judge Rich Luther’s office.

According to online court records, Slocum is charged with interference with custody of children Linkand concealment of whereabouts of a child, both third-degree felonies; corruption of minors; defiant trespassing; and loitering and prowling at night.

State police filed the charges in connection to incidents on January 1.


Anonymous said...

Sounds to me that he was only trying to protect the children

Anonymous said...

no different then:

doctor/patient or,
lawyer/client confidential info

Anonymous said...

Think you should read today's Bradford Era!!!! Definitely not protecting the child according to comments to the boy he left on facebook it was very inappropriate and hopefully he will be held accountable for his behavior. Priest are not above the law they should receive punishment for criminal actions

Anonymous said...

Once again, ignorant posts by ignorant people. Read your paper. This priest is a pedophile.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding!! 15 Year old...? didn't know any better to stay away from Slocum AFTER his MOTHER told him to? How about those gifts? Were they ever given back to Slocum with a firm statement to stay away or she'll call the Diocese..? Sounds like some one liked the laptop and the clothes....and maybe was leading and encouraging this to happen? Sounds like Facebook should have been deactivated for the 15 year old too. There has to be more to this....

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me!!! A 15 year old boy encouraging the 60 year old man who ought to know better. I can't even refer to him as a priest. Maybe the boy was trying to get what he could from the man but something wrong with a guy buying gifts for a boy to apparently gain some kind of advantage. Good thing mother put a stop to it before he had molested the boy. Sick Sick Man. Wish perverts wouldn't go into priesthood as a career it sheds a bad light on Christianity