Fr. Gary Sebescak: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Gary Sebescak

Ordained: 1994

  • 1995: St. Mary, Mount Vernon, IL (BEL)
  • 1996-2018: Leave of Absence (BEL)
  • 2019: Unknown

Fr. Gary Sebescak was accused of sexually abusing a minor in 1995 and was subsequently removed from ministry after Bishop Wilton Gregory found the allegations credible. It is alleged that Fr. Sebescak sexually abused the minor six years earlier while he was in the seminary studying to become a priest. Fr. Sebescak has never been named in a criminal or civil complaint. In 2018, Fr. Sebescak was included on the Diocese of Belleville’s list of “Clergy who are Currently Removed from Ministry after Credibly Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors, or Serious Sexual Misconduct with Adults.” Fr. Sebescak was believed to be residing in Sullivan, Missouri as of 1998. His current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown