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Rev. Thomas P. Shoback

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Background Information

Employment History

Pastor

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Faculty Member

Bishop Hoban High School

Teacher

Bishop Hoban High School

Assistant Pastor

St. Joseph's Church

Pastor

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary church

Parish Priest

St. Mary's Parish

Pastor

Holy Redeemer Church

Pastor

St. Mary and St. Andrew Church

Priest

St. Mary and St. Andrew Church

Web References (21 Total References)


Thomas P. Shoback, 66, was ...

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Thomas P. Shoback, 66, was found guilty in Tioga County Court in May of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal attempt to have involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and endangering the welfare of a child.

On Monday, he was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison.
Shoback, who was born in Pittston, was a faculty member at Bishop Hoban High School and served as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Plains Township, St. Joseph's Church in Plains Township and Holy Redeemer Church in Exeter Township, as well as assistant pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Hazleton and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Plymouth.
Shoback was working at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary parish in Jermyn when the allegations came to light in November 2011. A former altar boy at St. Mary's Parish in Blossburg, Tioga County, told the Diocese of Scranton the assaults took place from 1991 to 1997, starting when he was about 11 years old.
The diocese immediately suspended Shoback from ministry and reported the matter to law enforcement, according to a release from Bill Genello, executive director of communications for the Diocese of Scranton.


Thomas Shoback suspended by ...

www.eveningtribune.com [cached]

Thomas Shoback suspended by Diocese of Scranton since last November

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Fr. Thomas Shoback allegedly abused the boy from 1991-97 when the boy was 11-17 years old. At the time, Shoback was the parish priest for St. Mary's Parish in Blossburg, about 10 miles south of Mansfield.
Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield said the alleged abuse occurred in the parish rectory and at a private cabin on Lost Lane in Farmington Township.
Shoback, 66, was charged with seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony; a single count of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony; a single count of felony endangering the welfare of a child and seven counts of misdemeanor child endangerment; eight counts of misdemeanor indecent assault; and eight counts of corruption of minors, a first-degree misdemeanor.
First-degree felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
The investigation into Shoback began in November when the alleged victim, now an adult, contacted the Diocese of Scranton to say he had been abused. The diocese contacted the Tioga County District Attorney's Office, which enlisted the help of state police.
The diocese immediately suspended Shoback, who last worked as pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Lackawanna County. He had served a several other churches since leaving Blossburg, authorities said.
In a statement at the time Shoback was being investigated, the Diocese of Scranton said: "The Diocese of Scranton is committed to protecting children and to providing support to victims of sexual abuse. In expressing his personal sorrow for the pain suffered by survivors of abuse, The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, bishop of Scranton, requests the faithful of the diocese to join him in praying for the healing of all those affected while working together to safeguard our children."
Shoback was ordained in 1977.
Shoback's brother, Edward, was defrocked by the Vatican in 2009 for molesting a minor.
A former Mansfield-area priest has been arrested on more than 30 charges accusing him of molesting an altar boy over a six-year span in the 1990s.
Fr. Thomas Shoback allegedly abused the boy from 1991-97 when the boy was 11-17 years old. At the time, Shoback was the parish priest for St. Mary's Parish in Blossburg, about 10 miles south of Mansfield.
Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield said the alleged abuse occurred in the parish rectory and at a private cabin on Lost Lane in Farmington Township.
Shoback, 66, was charged with seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony; a single count of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony; a single count of felony endangering the welfare of a child and seven counts of misdemeanor child endangerment; eight counts of misdemeanor indecent assault; and eight counts of corruption of minors, a first-degree misdemeanor.
First-degree felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
The investigation into Shoback began in November when the alleged victim, now an adult, contacted the Diocese of Scranton to say he had been abused. The diocese contacted the Tioga County District Attorney's Office, which enlisted the help of state police.
The diocese immediately suspended Shoback, who last worked as pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Lackawanna County. He had served a several other churches since leaving Blossburg, authorities said.
In a statement at the time Shoback was being investigated, the Diocese of Scranton said: "The Diocese of Scranton is committed to protecting children and to providing support to victims of sexual abuse. In expressing his personal sorrow for the pain suffered by survivors of abuse, The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, bishop of Scranton, requests the faithful of the diocese to join him in praying for the healing of all those affected while working together to safeguard our children."
Shoback was ordained in 1977.


Thomas ...

citizensvoice.com [cached]

Thomas Shoback

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Thomas Shoback, 66, was found guilty Tuesday of nine counts, according to a news report from WETM-TV in Elmira, N.Y. In his statement, Bambera said Shoback "is permanently removed from ecclesiastical ministry and his status as a priest will be referred to the Holy See for a final determination."
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Thomas Shoback, 66, was found guilty Tuesday of nine counts, according to a news report from WETM-TV in Elmira, N.Y. In his statement, Bambera said Shoback "is permanently removed from ecclesiastical ministry and his status as a priest will be referred to the Holy See for a final determination."
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The diocese cooperated with the investigation and prosecution of the criminal case against Shoback, a diocese news release said.
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Court records did not indicate a sentencing date for Shoback, a Pittston native who was ordained as a priest in 1977.
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Shoback served at various Northeastern Pennsylvania churches in Exeter Township, Jermyn, Hazleton, Plains Township and Plymouth. In addition, he was a faculty member at the former Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre.


In a statement issued Tuesday, the ...

www.timesleader.com [cached]

In a statement issued Tuesday, the Diocese said it received an allegation on Monday of sexual misconduct involving Rev. Thomas P. Shoback, who currently serves as pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Jermyn.

The allegation was reported to have occurred when the accuser, now an adult, was a minor.
The Diocese said it immediately notified the District Attorney's Office in Tioga County, the county where the abuse is reported to have taken place and removed Shoback from ministry pending an investigation of the accusation.
According to the Diocese, Shoback was ordained in 1977 and formerly served as pastor of St. Mary and St. Andrew church in Blossburg, Tioga County. Diocese spokesman William Genello said Shoback was pastor of St. Mary and St. Andrew from February of 1989 until July of 1997.
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Genello said Shoback worked as a teacher at Bishop Hoban from 1984-89.


Thomas Shoback, 66, of ...

www.bishop-accountability.org [cached]

Thomas Shoback, 66, of Wilkes-Barre was found guilty of nine counts.

He was originally charged with 32 crimes -- but most were found to be past the statute of limitations.
Pennsylvania State Police say the crimes happened between 1991 and 1997 while Shoback was a priest at St. Mary's Parish in Blossburg.

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