Catholic Priest

Anujit Kumar

Ordained: 2002
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh

From Report I of the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

In September 2008 an allegation of sexual abuse was made against Father Anujit Kumar to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.  A minor female reported that Kumar had kissed her on her lips several times using his “tongue” and was “sucking her lips.”  He then asked for her telephone number and gave her his business card along with a gift.  Several other altar servers witnessed the incident.

Kumar was interviewed by the Clergy Office concerning the incident and admitted to the conduct.  He stated that his reason for kissing her inappropriately was that he was trying to “recruit her for the convent.”

The incident was reported to the South Park Police Department but the victim and her parents declined to go forward with prosecution.

Additional information regarding the widespread sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Dioceses of Pennsylvania and the systemic cover up by senior church officials is compiled in the Pennsylvania Diocese Victim’s Report published by the Pennsylvania Attorney General following a two-year grand jury investigation.  A complete copy of the Report is available on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s website.