Catholic Priest

Casimir F. Lewandowski

Ordained: 1945
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh

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

Diocesan records contained a confidential memorandum dated February 8, 2016, that reflected a telephone conversation with a 64-year-old female.  She reported to the Diocese of Pittsburgh that she was sexually abused by Father Casimir F. Lewandowski when she was approximately 12 years of age and in sixth grade. The incident occurred when he was assigned to Madonna of Czestochowa.

The female reported that she recalled walking upstairs in the rectory with Lewandowski. She was wearing a yellow dress.  She recalled his erect penis and semen on her dress. He said to her, “You are a dirty little girl, aren’t you?”   The Diocese informed her that the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office would need to be contacted. The Diocese reimbursed her for the cost of years of therapy.

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.