Updated 06/15/2012 06:06 PM
Priest facing sex abuse charges
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TIOGA COUNTY, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania priest faces a number of charges following an investigation into child sexual abuse.
State Police say they launched their investigation into Thomas Shoback, 66, after a former altar boy at St. Mary's Parish in Blossburg went to the diocese with the abuse allegations.
Police say the abuse happened between 1991 and 1997, when the boy was between the ages of 11 and 17, both at the Parish Rectory and at a private cabin in Farmington Township.
According to investigators, after 1997, Shoback was reassigned to several other parishes in Pennsylvania. He now faces dozens of counts, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children.