Fr. Thomas Corbett

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester


Charged in 2002 with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse in 1991. The charge, later dismissed, involved a woman. He was working in the diocese’s legal services office as part of diocesan marriage tribunal. Removed from this position 5/02. Another woman complained 4/02 that Corbett abused her when she was a minor in 1974-1975. She said her parents told another priest and Corbett was transferred. After canonical process, Corbett was sentenced to life of Prayer and Penance per 2012 release.


Associated Press 5.2.02; Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 5.4.02; Rochester Diocese Release 5.2.02; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; Star Gazette 5.5.02; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02;